S-300VM System Enters Service with the EMD

The first S-300V4 Antey-2500 air defence system has entered service with the Eastern Military District (EMD) missile formation. The equipment was tested at the Kapustin Yar test site in the Astrakhan region, said the official channel of the Ministry of Defence ZVEZDA.

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The S-300V4 anti-aircraft missile system first entered service with the formations of the Eastern District in the Jewish Autonomous Region as part of the rearmament program.

The specialists who will work with the air defense missile systems were trained in Orenburg. The new equipment was tested during firing at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan region.

The S-300 Favorit air defence system is a medium-range anti-aircraft missile system. The serial production of the system began in 1975. The first S-300PT regiment entered combat duty in 1979.

The system is capable of hitting ballistic and aerodynamic targets. It is possible to strike at ground targets with previously known coordinates. It became the first multi-channel anti-aircraft missile system capable of tracking each complex up to six targets and directing up to 12 missiles at them.

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