In spite of the acquisition over the last few years and enacting anti-aircraft battalions of 5 With-400 (SA-21) The Ministry of Defence is a large (fine amount was not disclosed) an order for more than an old system With-300B (SA-12). This is most likely indicates the presence of problems at the C-400 (which accounts for the numerous delays). It has also been a couple of times, it was announced about the delays in the program S-500 systems are currently being in development.
Initially, the C-300 was known in NATO during the war under the name Cool SA-10. This system was put into service in the late 1970s and has since been upgraded many times. One of the upgraded versions received the title of SA-12 and entered service in the late 1980s. In the end, the version of SA-21 was so different from the original C-300, which has been given a new name: the C-400. This system slowly comes into service in 2007.
Our homeland has deployed battalions of S-400 at Moscow and in the Far East. In the Russian Federation has more than 160 of old times battalions of S-300 most of which are models of SA-10. The third part of all the battalions of S-300 is not on duty and in storage, just in case. Each division C-300 has a radar remote radius acts for the purposes of detecting and six ton with launchers (any with 4 or with 2 missiles). Each Division new S-400 consists of eight launchers, each with 2 missiles, as the team Fri and radar.
The missiles have a range of S-300V/SA-12 acts and 75 km in something similar to the South American system Patriot. More recent models of the C-300B owned by certain powers to shoot down short-range ballistic missiles. Rockets SA-12 are placed in containers (two or four in each starting installation). Any launcher also armed with radar guidance.
Argues that the S-400 surpasses the South American Patriot. At the current time, our home offers a C-400 for export despite the presence in it of the leading technologies. Rocket C-400 weighs 1.8 tonnes is 8.4 meters in length and about 50 cm in diameter. The missiles have a range of about 400 km offense and can hit targets at altitudes up to 30 km. Rocket armed with a 145.5 kilogram warhead. The radar has range detect targets up to 700 km.
The S-400 has more than 5 times greater range than the South American Patriot, weighs twice as much and is said capable of detecting aircraft made by stealth technology. The S-400 also has an anti-missile potential, which is limited to short-range ballistic missiles (3,500 km). This means that the speed of the warhead is 5000 meters per second (greater range ballistic missiles and the higher its speed when approaching the target.)
Almost S-400 system has two types of missiles, one with the smallest range (120 km). As well as on the S-300 systems on each launcher can be deployed four missiles. C-400 does not have the experience of combat deployment, but based on the data of the tests the South American intelligence believes that the gun is the harsh air defense system. How severe will be clear only after the introduction of the real battle. None of the systems S-300 series also has the experience of combat deployment, but some models have shown excellent results in tests carried out.