MOSCOW, (BM) – The Russian 201 military base in Tajikistan will be covered by the S-300PS anti-aircraft missile system. According to the press service of the Central Military District, the S-300PS air defense system’s division was delivered to the territory of the Russian base, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar.
The Ministry of Defense decided to supply the 201 Russian military base in Tajikistan with the S-300PS anti-aircraft missile system. The division set arrived in Tajikistan by rail, and engineering work is currently underway to prepare a position area for equipment. The division has about 30 pieces of equipment, including, in addition to launchers, a command post, a radar, guidance systems and support vehicles. Previously, the complex was stored in one of the arsenals of the Central Military District.
“S-300PS first entered service with the 201-th Russian military base. The equipment was delivered to the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan by rail from the storage arsenal of the Central Military District, deployed in the Volga Region” said in a statement.
The Ministry of Defense reported that after the preparatory measures, the calculations of the S-300PS anti-aircraft missile system will take up on combat-pilot duty. The main task of the division is to cover the Russian military base from air attacks, as well as the air defense of the Central Asian collective security region in conjunction with the air defense of Tajikistan.
The S-300PS air defense system defeats modern and promising aircraft, cruise missiles, ballistic and other targets flying at speeds up to 1200 m / s in the area up to 75 (90) km in range at altitudes from 25 m to the practical ceiling of their combat use, in conditions of massive raid, in a difficult tactical and interference environment. The system is weatherproof and can be operated in various climatic zones. It is a self-propelled version of the anti-aircraft missile system of the C-300P system, delivered to the troops from 1983 of the year. NATO’s code designation is SA-10B Grumble.
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