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S-400 Missile

Posted on : 23 Jan 2020

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  • The S-400, an upgraded version of the S-300, had previously only been available to the Russian defence forces.
  • It is manufactured by Almaz-Antey and has been in service in Russia since 2007.
  • The S-400 system is highly mobile-all radars, missiles and launchers are mounted on 8x8 cross-country trucks, which makes them harder to detect and destroy.
  • The entire system can be made ready to fire in a matter of minutes.
  • The S-400's crown jewel is its 92N6E electronically-steered phased array radar, dubbed 'Grave Stone’ that can track 300 targets over 600 kilometres away and, based on the threat and range, shoot four different missile types at them.
  • Each S-400 system has four types of missiles from the 400-km range, 200-km range, 100-km and 40-km range, forming a nearly impenetrable interlocking grid of missiles. It can detect and destroy targets flying as low as 100 feet to as high as 40,000 feet.
  • The 'Triumf' interceptor-based missile system can destroy incoming hostile aircraft, missiles and even drones at ranges of up to 400 km. S-400 is known as Russia's most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system.

Article Related Questions

  1. India is planning to buy S-400 missiles from which of the following country?

  2. 1.Israel

    2.USA

    3.South Korea

    4.Russia

    Right Ans : Russia

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