The second in the Crimea division of the anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) S-400 will start on Saturday on alert duty at Cape Fiolent near Sevastopol, the press service of the Black Sea Fleet.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported last December that the new S-400 battalion set in January will take up combat duty in Sevastopol (in the spring of 2017 the first C-400 battalion was deployed in the Feodosiya area). Subsequently, a source in the security services told RIA that this system will primarily control the sky on the border with Ukraine.
As noted in the press service of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia, the deployment of the complex to positions, the actions of calculations for bringing the SAM into combat position will be carried out under the cover of anti-aircraft missile and gun complexes Pantsir S-1.
A solemn ceremony of interception on duty will be accompanied by the removal of the battle banner, servicemen, veterans and guests will take part in it. At the ceremony, the commander of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District, Lieutenant-General Victor Sevostyanov.
Earlier, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian side’s acceptance of the necessary measures to ensure its security should not be perceived as a threat to anyone, the Russian side has a full sovereign right to such measures.
As Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu noted in his turn, the Russian army has received 16 regiments, armed with the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system, starting in 2015, and 10 divisions of the S-400 air defense system will be supplied to the army in 2018.
The S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system (according to NATO classification – SA-21 Growler) is a large and medium-range anti-aircraft missile system and a new generation of anti-aircraft missile system (SAM).
The system is designed for highly effective protection of the most important political, administrative, economic and military targets from air strikes, strategic cruise, tactical and operational-tactical ballistic missiles, as well as medium-range ballistic missiles in combat and radio electronic countermeasures.
The complex can be used night and day in any physical-geographical, as well as weather-climatic conditions with strong radio-electronic countermeasures.
The main developer of the S-400 air defense system was the Almaz NGO (now the PJSC Almaz-NPO), which is part of the Almaz-Antey Concern, and the Triumph is based on the existing Russian S-300 systems, but has significantly better tactics -Technical capabilities: in terms of efficiency, coverage, and diversity of goals.
The Triumph anti-aircraft missile system includes: a combat control center with radar detection (RLK); up to six anti-aircraft missile systems, each in a radar (radar) and with a total number of launchers up to 12; anti-aircraft guided missiles of two types; attached facilities – all-high-altitude radar and mobile tower for the antenna post.
All the means of the Triumph system are developed on the basis of the latest scientific and technical achievements, with the use of a promising element base and advanced technologies. All the processes of combat work – detection; route support; distribution of objectives between the SAM; their capture, escort and identification; choice of missile type; preparation for launch; launching, capturing and aiming missiles at targets; assessment of the results of shooting – automated.
The command post of the Triumph system can ensure the integration of the anti-aircraft missile system into the control structure of any air defense system. All means of the system are placed on wheeled chassis of high cross-country capacity and allow transportation by rail, water and air transport.