The S-400 Triumf, also known as the SA-21 Growler in NATO reporting, is Russia’s latest long- and medium-range surface-to-air missile system. It entered service in 2007.
FEBRUARY 6 — NEW DELHI, /TASS/. Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov stated on Monday that the final shipment of S-400 air defence systems to India is nearing completion.
I can confidently state that the third batch of S-400 supply orders will be fulfilled very soon. For the 30th anniversary of the friendship treaty signed between India and Russia, a conference entitled “Next Steps in India-Russia Strategic Partnership” was held. The ambassador delivered the following speech.
Russia’s top ambassador emphasized “There is a shared dedication on both ends to see the contract through to its conclusion. Yes, that’s something we’ll do. As far as I can tell, there are no restrictions on that “Alipov declared.
In 2015, New Delhi declared its ambition to purchase Russian-made S-400 air defense systems. Russia and India inked a $5.43 billion contract in October 2018 to deliver five regiment sets of S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems during President Putin’s visit to India.
The S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler in NATO reporting) is Russia’s newest long- and medium-range surface-to-air missile system, entering service in 2007.
Strategic and tactical aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, hypersonic weapons, and ground sites are all fair game for its destruction. The S-400 can fire on targets up to 30 kilometres in the air and 400 kilometres away, even while under heavy attack or jamming from the opponent.
According to Alexander Mikheyev, CEO of Russia’s state arms supplier Rosoboronexport, the company is successfully implementing the contract on delivering S-400 air defense systems to India, and all five S-400 regiment sets will arrive in India by the end of 2023.