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Russia boosts air defence

10th March 2016 - 09:56 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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Russia will receive further instalments of two types of surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems this year adding to its existing inventory.

These are the S-400 Triumph (SA-21 Growler) long-range SAM system and the Buk-M2 (SA-17 Grizzly) medium-range SAM system, both built by the state-run Almaz-Antey Corporation.

The firm announced in February that the first units of S-400 Almaz-Antey of this instalment were being fine-tuned and were ready for delivery to the Russian MoD. It is not clear if they have been accepted yet. Total deliveries are expected to cover as many as five regiments of artillery.

Sets covering as many as

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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