Kazakhstan to get first S-400 air defense systems after 2015 01 февраля 2012, 11:27
Launching platform of S-400 air defense system. ©RIA Novosti
Russia will start supplying S-400 Triumph air defense systems to Belarus and Kazakhstan after 2015. By that time Russia will start serial production of S-400 and S-500 air defense systems for Aerospace Defense Army, RG.ru writes citing a source in the Military-Industrial Commission of Russia’s government.
“After starting serial production at the plants, we will need to re-arm up to 30 surface to air missile regiments to S-400 system and equip Aerospace Defense Army with 10 S-500 systems under the state armament program by 2020,” the source said. “Having met the needs of Aerospace Defense Army after 2015, we will be able to start supplying S-400 systems to Belarus and Kazakhstan.”
Belarus announced its intention to purchase S-400 systems last September. Later Russia and Kazakhstan started planning creation of a joint air defense system that helped Astana buy S-400 complexes from Moscow.
S-400 system is capable of destroying all types of flying targets: planes, drones and cruise missiles. Besides, it is able to destroy the objects in near space.