The Russian Defense Ministry has concluded with the Moscow Machine-Building Plant "Avangard" contract for the supply of controlled anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 "Triumph", reports Lenta.ru. The agreement signed by Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and General Director of "Crusade" Gennady Kojin.
The contract for the supply of anti-aircraft missiles was signed within the framework of the state defense order for 2012. Under the terms of the agreement, "Vanguard" receive one hundred percent advance payment for the rocket, which will also cover the costs and subcontractors. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, "Vanguard" will be the sole supplier of guided missiles for air defense missile systems S-400. What exactly rocket will deliver a Moscow factory, is not specified. Currently, anti-aircraft systems S-400 missiles used 48N6E, 48N6E2 48N6E3 and S-300PM-1 and S-300PM-2, as well as the modified missiles 48N6DM. Currently, the S-400 missile is being created and 9M96E 9M96E2, as well as long-range missiles 40N6E. In mid-February, Russian Air Force Commander Alexander Zelin said that at the end of 2012 will be supplied to the troops of the new long-range guided missiles for the S-400 passing state tests. "As part of anti-aircraft missile system S-400 long-range anti-aircraft developed guided missile with a range of over 250 kilometers of defeat — in the course of its creation had to deal with a number of new scientific and engineering problems associated with the provision of fire for the radio horizon" — said the commander in chief. Russian state armaments program for 2011-2020, funding for which is about 23 trillion rubles, include the purchase of 56 battalions of S-400 with eight launchers each. To ensure delivery systems to the troops in the Russian plans to build three specialized factory. Earlier it was reported that all the companies involved in the production of the C-400, 2015 will only work on the needs of the Russian military.