Russia Deploys More Su-34 Bombers, S-400 Air Defense Regiments

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russia deployed six Su-34 front-line bombers and two regiments equipped with S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems in the Southern Military District.

Russia Deploys More Su-34 Bombers, S-400 Air Defense Regiments

"Six new warplanes of the Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company have arrived at the Morozovsk airbase (in Rostov region)," the district said Thursday in a press release.

As of 2013, the district has received a total of more than 20 new or modernized combat and cargo planes, Xinhua reported.

Besides, two regiments equipped with S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems have been deployed in Kapustin Yar, Astrakhan region in the same district this year.

The S-400 system, which NATO calls SA-21 Growler, is capable of destroying airborne targets at a range of 400 km and tactical ballistic missiles at 60 km. It can be switched to a combat-ready mode in five minutes.

 

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