Kaliningrad – S400s To Arrive

The defence of the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad is due to be enhanced with the addition of S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name ‘Sa-21 Growler’) medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missiles.

The news regarding the S-400 deployment, released in mid-February, represents the latest step in Russian plans to roll out this system across its armed forces. Presently, two Russian Air Force regiments are thought to be equipped with the S-400, both of which are located in Moscow; one of which protects the industrial city of Elektrostal, east ofMoscow.

The deployment of the S-400 has been muted as a political response to continuing NATO and United States missile defence efforts under the auspices of the European Phased Adaptive Approach.

Advertisements

Published by Thomas Withington

Thomas Withington is a writer and analyst specialising in electronic warfare, radar and military communications.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: