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The S-400 Triumph, seen by the Russian army as the best anti-aircraft missile system, has been adopted by the army. The first two systems have entered combat duty at the regiment base of the Military Space Defense joint command in Elektrostal, the Moscow Region.
The military claim that the S-400 system boasts unique characteristics. It can destroy any air target, including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and cruise and ballistic missiles within a range of 400 kilometers and an altitude up to 30 kilometers. The system is almost three times more efficient than its Russian and foreign counterparts.
There are no plans so far to export the S-400. It will be produced only for the Russian Armed Forces. An additional two systems will be deployed by the end of 2010.