In 2021, the Russian Aerospace Forces plan to enter service with two regimental sets of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system and 18 Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile cannon systems. This is reported by the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The military department added that it is also planned to re-equip the first anti-aircraft missile regiment with the newest anti-aircraft missile system S-350 "Vityaz".
In 2020, the Aerospace Forces received four regimental sets of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system and 24 Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile cannon systems, which were supplied to the air defense units deployed in the Sverdlovsk, Samara, and Yuzhno-Sakhalin areas. Also in 2020, the first S-350 complex was delivered to the ZRV training center in the Leningrad region to train specialists of anti-aircraft missile forces.
To improve the professional level and coherence of the combat crews of the air defense forces, in 2020, on the basis of the universities of the Aerospace Forces, retraining and advanced training of air defense missile specialists was carried out. In total, more than 2,000 specialists of anti-aircraft missile forces were trained.
S-350 Vityaz is a medium-range surface-to-air mobile missile system. It can protect state, industrial, and military installations and groupings against attacks by modern and promising air attack weapons. Moreover, the system is capable of destroying air targets at ranges of more than 120 km and at altitudes of more than 30 km. Additionally, the time of putting the complex into combat readiness from the march does not exceed 5 minutes. The S-350 Vityaz air defence system completed state tests in 2019.