The Russian Ministry of Defense told Interfax that four S-400 Triumf missile systems will enter service with the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2017.
According to the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian Defense Ministry, “a total of four air defense regiments were re-equipped with S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems in 2016.” Another four S-400 missile systems will enter service in the Aerospace Forces in 2017. In addition, the Ministry of Defense announced that a new regimental unit of S-400 missile system was put on combat duty in the Moscow region on January 11th.
The Agency’s press service said that “a combat squad of the air defense regiment of the Moscow region’s air defense division of the Aerospace Forces, took a new regimental unit of S-400 missile system into service and it has taken up the combat duty of anti-aircraft defense of Moscow and the central industrial area of Russia.”
“A new S-400 Triumf missile system was delivered to the permanent base in the Moscow region from Kapustin Yar missile test range in the Astrakhan region after a successful conduct of basic combat firing and receipt of a new system of representatives of a manufacturing plant," the press service stated.