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Newly Acquired S-400 Air Defense Systems Successfully Conclude Trials

Source: Tass

January 11 2019


The Chinese military has finished testing its new S-400 air defense systems procured from Russia, reports Russia's Tass news agency. 

The second and final test-firing of the system occurred in late December, a diplomatic source said on Thursday. 

During the test, the system launched a long-range 48N6E missile and hit a target at a range of 155 miles (250 km). 

Another trial was held earlier in the month against a simulated ballistic target. 

China is the first international customer of the Russian-made advanced air defense system and has ordered two regimental sets.

Beijing received its first S-400 regiment in May 2018. 

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