Friday, April 30, 2010

Russian S-400 missiles to go into serial production

Russian long range ballistic missiles for S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems will go into serial production in the autumn, a leading missile manufacturer said on Friday.Earlier media reports said the S-400 missile system was incomplete as long range ballistic missiles, among others, had not been adopted for it."On December 26, 2009 the preliminary tests were finished and the missile was put forward for state tests
," Kommersant daily quoted the general director of Almaz-Antei, Igor Ashurbeili, as saying."In the third quarter of 2010 we should finish them, along with combat duty launches, and then put it [the missile] into serial production in the fourth quarter," he added.According to Ashurbeili, there were no technical failures or difficulties concerning the long range missile


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