Russian S-400 missile system delivery to India will start by end-2021?

              Russian " S-400 missile system". 

Found in economic times news article, Russian news agency published that,  Russia will begin delivering to India by the end of 2021. The first shipment is due by the end of 2021. Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), Vladimir Drozhzhov, said at Defence Expo 2020 in Lucknow, India, according to RIA. 
As per the new of Economic Times, the delivery schedule of this delivery, as well as other military programs between India and Russia, will not be delayed, among this global pandemic of coronavirus situation. 
After incorporation of this Russian defence system " in  Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian will get more strength.  There are four types of available, with different ranges varying between 40 km, 100 km, 200-km, and 400 km. It has the capability to be prepared in a few minutes and can detect and destroy low flying as well as high flying targets. Along with launchers, this can be mounted on cross country tracks.

         What is this projectile system? 

This is most advanced long-range air defence projectile system, It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic rocket, including medium-range rockets, and can also be used against ground installations.

This Russian projectile (Russian: C-400 Triumph, NATO reporting name, SA-21 Growler), previously known as the S-300PMU-3, is an anti-aircraft weapon system developed in the 1990s by Russia's Almaz Central Design Bureau as an upgrade of the S-300 family. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007. This developed by Almaz Central Design Bureau of Russia. The new system replaced the earlier S-300P and S-200 of the Russian Army. The S-400 was developed as an upgrade of the S-300 series of surface-to-air projectile systems. 

The new projectile system entered in Russian Army, in April 2007 and it was deployed first  in combat in August 2007. Russia Army set up four regiments for this projectile system, which defending national airspace in the Moscow region, the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, and the Eastern Military District. The units of Southern Military district were equipped with advanced Triumph by the end of 2012.

As per record, the projectile system uses four new types in addition to this  S-300PMU system. It is an improved different powerful momentum system. The rocket  can destroy flying targets within the range of 250km.

Also found in the record that, the 40N6 rocket of the S-400 has a claimed range of 400km and uses active radar homing to intercept air targets at excessive distances. It can be launched against AWACS, J-STARS, EA-6B support jammers and other high-value targets. This S-400 Triumph rocket also launches 9M96E and 9M96E2 medium-range ground-to-air, which designed to direct impact. This can strike fast-moving targets such as fighter aircraft with a high success probability. The maximum range of the 9M96 missile is 120km.

S-400 Triumph Radars 

                   S-400 Triumph radars : 

Found in the record that,  the firing control and target tracking radar of the S-400 is the 92N6E (Nato Codename: Gravestone). This radar is can be based on the Army vehicle. The surveillance and tracking radar can be optionally carried by the same vehicle when the S-400 battery is deployed autonomously. The radar can detect and track aircraft, rotorcraft, cruise missiles, guided missiles, drones and ballistic rockets within the distance of 600km. It can simultaneously track up to 300 targets.

S-400 Launch Vehicle
             Launch vehicle of S-400 Triumph:

The rocket or projectile  launchers are based on the special tractor truck called Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) vehicle. The TEL vehicle can carry up to four launch tubes holding a mix of rockets.

 The 48N6E3 projectile used by the S-400 

      What are the features of S-400 Triumph?
  • This missile system can engage all types of airborne targets, including aircraft, unmanned airborne vehicles (UAV), and ballistic and cruise missiles, within the range of 400km at an altitude of up to 30km.
  • It's having a multifunction radar system. The S-400 Triumph rocket air defence system integrates a multifunction radar, autonomous detection and targeting systems, anti-aircraft projectile systems, launchers, and command and control centre.
  • It is capable of firing three types of rockets to create a layered protection system.
  • This projectile or rocket system can engage all types of airborne targets, including aircraft, unmanned airborne vehicles (UAV), and ballistic and cruise missiles, within the range of 400km at an altitude of up to 30km.
  • The S-400 is twice as effective as the previous Russian air protection systems and can be deployed within five minutes.
  • The system can simultaneously engage 36 targets.
  • This can also be integrated into the existing and future air protection units of the air force, army, and navy.
22T6 loader-launcher from S-400 and S-300 system 

Reported by Financial Express “ Russian news agency TASS, the Indian ambassador Bala Venkatesh Varma has said that “The pandemic will not impact the contracts between the two countries, and the delivery of the S-400 systems will be on time.” Also earlier information,  Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation ( (FSMTC) Vladimir Drozhzhov had announced that the delivery of the first batch of S-400 Triumf air protection projectile systems to India would be by end of 2021, as per the schedule. 

References :

Financial Express- https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/delivery-of-russian-s-400-triumf-air-defence-missile-systems-for-india-not-to-be-hit-by-covid-19/1927888/
The Economic timeshttps://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/russian-s-400-missile-delivery-to-india-will-start-by-end-2021-russian-news-agency/articleshow/73956085.cms?from=mdr
Army technology-https://www.army-technology.com/projects/s-400-triumph-...

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