Dubbed 'Stealth Killer', Russian-made S-400 Missile Named Best Air Defense System

Dubbed 'Stealth Killer', Russian-made S-400 Missile Named Best Air Defense System
The Russia's S-400 Missile Air Defense System is the Best In The world

International Military - The S-400 surface-to-air missile (SAM) was developed by Russia's Almaz Central Design Bureau in the 1990s. The S-400 was developed to enhance the S-300 family.

The S-400 air defense system is equipped with a launcher, targeting system, anti-aircraft missile system, multifunction radar, autonomous detection and anti-aircraft missile system.

Quoted from the Eurasian Times, this system can fire three different types of missiles. It is intended to create a layered defense and has a range of 400 kilometers. It can also strike aerial targets such as aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and ballistic and cruise missiles up to a range of 30 kilometers.

This missile is often touted as a 'stealth killer'. The system's main advantages reportedly include its ability to track stealth targets. This also includes its high flexibility and mobility, which allows for rapid deployment and engagement of targets.

On the other hand, the command post is equipped with an LCD console that controls and monitors the remote surveillance radar. It can also handle airspace surveillance data. The S-400 was described as "one of the best air defense systems currently being built" by The Economist in 2017.

He was also named the most advanced “among the most advanced air defense systems available” by Siemon Wezeman of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

It was revealed in 2021 that Russia, the developer of this advanced air defense system, had acquired 25 S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems.

This system is an integral part of the country's defense capabilities. The system has also been deployed to Belarus by Moscow amid rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

In mid-July this year, the S-400 anti-aircraft missile team conducted an exercise in the country. China, Turkey and India are among the countries that have purchased the S-400 system from Moscow.

In 2014, China was the first international customer to order the S-400. In 2018, Russia began delivering the first regimental sets of S-400s to Beijing. In the same year, the first batch of about 100 PLA ​​soldiers received training on the Russian S-400 air defense system. After reportedly conducting two live fire tests, PLARF completed user trials in December 2018.

Later, Turkey was also one of the recipients of the S-400. In fact, he received the S-400 and got it removed from the F-35 project. In order to get this advanced weapon, Turkey is able to 'resist' the F-35's restraints.

The Turkish leader said his country was considering buying a second Russian missile system despite strong objections from NATO ally the United States. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would make decisions about its defense system independently.

Erdogan explained that Turkey was not given the option to buy American-made Patriot missiles and the US did not deliver the F-35 stealth jets despite receiving a payment of $1.4 billion.

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