Modernization of air defense missile system (ADMS) S-300V air defense Ground Forces to the P-300V4 is scheduled for completion in 2012, told RIA Novosti on Monday, a representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the ground forces (Forces) Lt. Col. Sergei Vlasov.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, C-300V4, compared with the previous system, has advanced combat capabilities. In particular, range heavy missiles are now more than 300 kilometers, while the S-300B can hit ballistic missiles and medium-range to a distance of 200 kilometers.
"As part of the development of air defense weapons in the current year it is planned to complete the modernization of the C-300B to the P-300V4, and two weeks ago signed a government contract to supply new air defense missile systems S-300V4" — gave the agency the words of the Chief of Defense NE Major-General Alexander Leonov.
Vlasov said Leonov headed one of the committees of the Army, which will evaluate the effect of the compounds and units to large-scale air defense military exercises.
"Tactical exercises with live firing formations, units and air defense units of the military districts, coastal missile and artillery forces of the Navy and Marine Corps, Airborne troops begin today, March 26. Events will be held during the month of in landfills, located in Rostov, Volgograd and Chita areas. Total will participate in more than ten thousand soldiers and about five thousand units of special equipment, "- said the representative of the Ministry of Defense on HR.
The three-year contract for the supply of S-300V4, the Defense Ministry and Concern PVO "Almaz-Antey" signed two weeks earlier. As noted, the first three battalions of S-300V4 will be delivered and put into operation in the Southern Military District. According to some reports, the Russian Army are more than two thousand of S-300 in different versions. They form the basis of an air defense system Russia.