Russia seals missile deal

March 20th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow-based missile manufacturer Avangard has signed a contract to supply Russia’s defense ministry with missiles for its new S-400 air defense systems, the ministry said Tuesday.

The value of the three-year deal was not disclosed.

Avangard will be the sole supplier of missiles for the S-400 system, the ministry said.

The Russian military has previously said the S-400 system would not be exported.

The S-400 Triumph, which succeeds the Soviet-era S-300, is a medium- to long-range surface-to-air missile system that can effectively engage any aerial target, including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and cruise and ballistic missiles at up to 400 km and an altitude of up to 30 km.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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