Chief of Staff, said Russia did not lie in the Far East to deploy S-400 missile
currently in Moscow, Russia only two S400 missiles deployed around the camp newspaper correspondent
8 26, visited the Russian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Nikolai Mongolia * disclosure to the media on the Makarov, the Russian Far East, has deployed the latest in sharp S-400 air defense missile system, intended to use it to eliminate the North Korean missile threat to the security of the Russian cause. This story attracted media attention. However, the latest news has shown, Makarov said is not true.
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8 27, Russia’s Interfax and “Kommersant” and other media, to S -400 “has not made out,” “not yet arrived in the designated place” and with an obvious irony of the title, be tracked for this report.
“Kommersant” said the Defense Department gives to say that Russian should now deployed in the vicinity of Moscow, two S-400 missile in a camp, moved to the Far East Primorye capital character Vladivostok suburb close to the Russian surface to air missiles toward the border of the 1533 group. But “Kommersant” sources in the Far East Military District said, yet there is no local S-400. “As far as I know, the (military) has long been waiting for the system. If they have been shipped, then certainly from the Far East Air Defense Army commander Khabarovsk (headquarters location) over the born, the Air Force commander also will take a look at this is a serious matter, can not be secret. “
Far East Air Defense Command, Army Chief of Staff of the same on the Makarov” deployed “was surprised:” There is no thing, if the S-400 deployed in here, then we simply can not sneak out … … if the deployment would be made very sensational. “
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for Russia to deploy S-400 in the Far East to say, the first in a series of North Korean missile launch last month, and Japanese media said Pyongyang test-fired a new long-range missiles ready to spread the. At that time, Russian First Deputy Chief Bruce Beijing warned: If the North Korean missile flying into Russian territory, it will be blocked. Another Deputy Chief Nuoge Wei Cen also pointed out that if this happens, the Russian military will deploy S-400 missiles to Russia-DPRK border. “Kommersant” that the military was indeed discussed this issue, because in addition to S-400, the Russian Far East and other air defense system to shoot down North Korean missiles can not be sure.
S-400 is Russia’s most advanced fourth-generation surface to air missile system, can deal with a top speed of 4800 m/s target in the intercept tactical ballistic missiles, its maximum range of 60 kilometers, the smallest range 7 km. According to the manufacturer, “Almaz – Aetna” Group Manager 梅利希科夫 introduced, S-400 will become the next Russian air and space defense system is an important pillar. However, the deployment of Russian military has only two S-400 missile battalion, first in August 2007 near Moscow 埃列克特罗斯 Tully into combat duty, and the second in March this year to deploy to the same location.
It is understood that the Russian troops in 1533 toward the surface to air missiles near the border of the group, is the main equipment is the old S-300 missiles. Former Russian Air Force commander 科尔努克夫 that, if the S-400 deployment here, can indeed block in the initial section of the North Korean missile flight. However, 科尔努克夫 also pointed out that “even really deployed, only one battalion (12 launchers, 48 ??launch tubes), then still no avail, to the Far East, the direction of a genuine anti-missile system, the need for several business But we do not do this, to say nothing of the camp near Moscow that get passed. “
In fact, shortly before the Russian Air Force Commander Zelin has complained: the Air Force want more as soon as possible get some new equipment, but the Russian industrial enterprises with a minimum order plans are not complete. “Air Force S-400 Order Quantity has not changed, but because of the economic crisis and other reasons, after the delivery period may be greatly extended.” Zelin said in the tone of frustration.