Deliveries of equipment for Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to India have started and are on schedule. This was announced by the director of the Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service (FSVTS) Dmitry Shugaev.
S-400 “Triumph” – long and medium range anti-aircraft missile system. Designed to destroy strategic and tactical aircraft, ballistic missiles, hypersonic targets and other means of air attack.
“Deliveries of equipment for the S-400 air defense system for India have started and are on schedule,” Shugaev said. RIA Novosti ahead of the Dubai Airshow.
Russia and India agreed to supply S-400s in 2018. Five sets cost $5.4 billion. In addition to India, the S-400 has already been purchased by China and Turkey. Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, general manager of Almaz-Antey East Kazakhstan, announced in August that deliveries would begin before the end of the year, while the second group of Indian specialists was being formed. India’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Bala Venkatesh Varma, told Kommersant in October that the first S-400 deliveries “this year are on schedule.” The director of Russia’s Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service, Dmitry Shugaev, has previously admitted that the latest Russian S-500 anti-aircraft missile systems could be delivered to India and China.
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