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S-400 TRIUMF SA-21 DELIVERY CONSENTED

S-400 TRIUMF SA-21 DELIVERY CONSENTED

Context

The Russian Government has consented to deliver the 1st regimental set of S-400 Triumf SA-21 Growler Air Defence System to India.

Details

Russia and India have signed a 5.43 billion USD contract on the defence system. The NATO reporting name of the defence system is SA-21 Growler.

About S-400 Triumf SA-21 Growler:

  • It is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system (SAM) designed by Russia.
  • It is the most dangerous operationally deployed modern long-range SAM (MLR SAM) in the world.
  • It represents the fourth generation of long-range Russian SAMs, and the successor to the S-200 and S-300.
  • It  can engage all types of aerial targets within the range of 400km, at an altitude of up to 30km.
  • These include aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and ballistic and cruise missiles.
  • The system can track 100 airborne targets and engage six of them simultaneously.
  • The S-400 Triumf air defence system integrates a multifunction radar, autonomous detection and targeting systems, anti-aircraft missile systems, launchers, and command and control centre.
  • It is capable of firing three types of missiles to create a layered defence.
  • It can be integrated into the existing and future air defence units of the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
  • It is considered much ahead of the US-developed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD).

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