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Russia to field more SAM

19th January 2017 - 11:06 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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Russia’s Air and Space Forces (RuSAF) has announced plans for introducing more surface to air missile (SAM) systems into its inventory this year.

They are set to take delivery of four Almaz-Antey Corp S-400 (SA-21 Growler) SAM systems that have a long range and are extremely capable and are the system that is giving NATO air planners massive headaches. 

This latest batch will add to Russia’s increasing capability in air defence over the past decade.

Between 2007 and 2011, the air defence divisions of RuASF and the Russian Navy took on strength no less than 39 systems, operated by

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Alexander Mladenov

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

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