East Military District received anti-aircraft S-400

The troops of the Eastern Military District were set regimental anti-aircraft missile system S-400, according to RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the administration of the Ministry of Defense of Russia. The transfer of military held June 8, 2012 at the site "Kaupstin Yar."

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It was reported earlier that the complex will be based in Nakhodka. The structure of one regiment of S-400 usually consists of two divisions of eight launchers each.
When it set a new regimental S-400 is planned to put on combat duty, is still unknown. In mid-March of this year, Russian Air Force Commander, Major-General Viktor Bondar, who was then Chief of the General Staff of the Air Force, said, before the end of 2012 the Air Force and Air Defence Russia should get three battalions of S-400.

According to Bondarev, these systems will be delivered to Nakhodka, in the suburbs and in command of the 1st Air Force and Air Defense. The structure of the 1st Air Force and Air Defense Command includes the 1st and 2nd Brigade Aerospace Defense Severomorsk and conifers.

Currently in Russia on combat duty two regiments and one battalion of S-400. They are located in suburban Elektrostal and Dmitrov, as well as in the Kaliningrad region. Delivery of S-400 is part of the state armaments program for 2011-2020. In total, the Russian Defense Ministry intends to buy 56 battalions (28 regiments) of S-400.

All new S-400 will be primarily posted in coastal and border areas of Russia.

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