S-400 and Buk air defense systems shoot down air targets

MOSCOW, (BM) – Long-range combat firing at air targets was carried out by S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems and Buk anti-aircraft missile systems as a part of the field exit of the air defense forces of the Eastern Military District at the Telemba specialized training ground in Buryatia, the Defense Ministry reported.

“Combat launches of anti-aircraft missiles were carried out at the “Saman” and “Armavir” targets imitating air targets of a conventional enemy at long and short ranges and altitudes. As part of the training, the actions of combat crews of anti-aircraft complexes, the activities of radio engineering units to ensure control of the air situation, tracking targets and issuing target designations, the work of command personnel were also worked out,” the official website of the military department reports.

In total, about 2 thousand servicemen take part in the field exit of the air defense forces of the Eastern Military District, and more than 500 units of military equipment are involved.

Russia regularly uses the S-400 system in military exercises

Russia regularly conducts military exercises and uses various versions of its air defense systems in them. At the end of last year, for example, the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Eastern Military District conducted several exercises with air defense calculations for detecting and hitting a group of air targets of the “enemy” with an electronic missile.

“The calculations of the S-400 Triumph air defense missile system have worked out the tasks of detecting, identifying, tracking, and destroying air targets imitating the aircraft of a conventional enemy, at maximum flight ranges. Electronic missile launches hit about 30 group targets flying at maximum speeds,” reads a statement on the Ministry of Defense website.

They added that the crews of the Air Defense Forces’ army aviation also took part in the training, performing flight missions in cooperation with the units of the Pantsir-S air defense missile system and covering the S-400 air defense systems at low altitudes.

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