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Russian S-400 SAMs hit ballistic targets

9th May 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Yerevan

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S-400 Triumf long-range air defence system crews from the Russian Central Military District destroyed simulated enemy ballistic missiles last month during an exercise at the Telelemba training ground in Buryatia.

In the exercise on 28 April, the "enemy" used ballistic missiles to destroy the infrastructure of a military facility. The S-400 SAM systems were locked on the targets (Favorit-RM and Armavir target missiles) at a range of about 400km and destroyed them.

The design of the Favorit-RM target missile is derived from the decommissioned 5V55 SAM that is used with the S-300P system. Its hypersonic flight speed (up to

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Leonid Nersisyan

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Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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