Russia started manufacturing anti-aircraft systems s-400 to China

Russia has begun production of anti-aircraft missile systems (WRU) s-400 for China. On Tuesday, February 14, a spokesman for the state Corporation “rostec” Viktor Kladov, reports “Interfax”.

He also noted that a number of countries intend to buy the system from Russia. “Really, s-400 is in great demand in the global market. A number of countries expresses a desire to purchase s-400, but the possibility of production is not unlimited”, — quotes its words of RIA Novosti.

In November 2016, it was reported that the Istanbul talks with Moscow on the purchase of air defense missile systems long-range s-400 “Triumph”. A month earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra modi signed an agreement to supply air defense systems to India. In July, the interest in complexes expressed Vietnam.

That China signed a contract for the purchase of systems s-400, announced in April 2015. Presumably, Beijing will acquire three regiments (six battalions) of the new air defense system worth about three billion dollars, deliveries should begin in 2017.

S-400 “Triumph” is a multi — channel anti-aircraft missile system capable of hitting all available means of air attack, including aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles and tactical ballistic missiles with maximum speeds up to 4800 meters per second. S-400 entered service in April 2007.