I was lucky to attend one of the suburban air defense units, armed with is the famous Russian anti-aircraft missile system S-400 "Triumph"
S-400 "Triumph" (NATO — SA-21 Growler, literally "Growler") — the Russian anti-aircraft missile system is a large and medium-range air defense missile system of the new generation. Designed to engage all current and future air and space attack — reconnaissance aircraft, aircraft of strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical and operational-tactical ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles, hypersonic targets, jammers, radar surveillance aircraft and guidance, and others. Each AAMS provides simultaneous firing of up to 36 targets with guided them to 72 missiles.
2. April 28, 2007 decision of the Government of the Russian Federation AAMS "Triumph" was put into service.
3. August 6, 2007 in Elektrostal near Moscow on alert atonement for the First Division, equipped with anti-aircraft missile system S-400 "Triumph".
4. In 2009 it was added to the second division, amounting together with the first 602nd Guards air defense missile regiment.
5. Tests S-400 Triumph Ashuluk and Kapustin Yar confirmed that the Russian defense complex in performance is the best in the world.
Yet, the strength of our army is not in technology, but in the people who serve it.
6. Loading vehicle.
7. Freight launchers with missiles.
8. Maintenance missile system twice a year, in spring and autumn.
9. On this day, exactly, the technical maintenance work on missile system.
In the army, everything is done on the orders. Zachitka order.
11. Jewelry work.
12. Done all in heaven …))) joke. The missiles do not explode on impact.
13. Start battery commander — Lieutenant Denis Filatov.
14. Gently missiles should be put on pallets.
15. Further into the act by soldiers.
16. Again instruction.
17. The soldiers serve technique.
19. Careful Plasma reflector soldiers!)))
20. The battery on the move.
21. All elements of the system are based on a wheeled chassis terrain.
22. The battery on the launch pad.
23. C-400 provides the ability to build defense in depth of ground objects from a massive air attack. The system provides defeat targets flying at a speed of up to 4800 m / s at a distance of 400 km. at an altitude of 30 km purposes. The minimum firing range complex is only 2 km., And the minimum height of the targeted objectives of 5 m For example, American Patriot systems are not capable of destroying targets flying less than 60 meters Time to full deployment of the state marching into combat readiness of 5-10 minutes.