Air Defense: January 26, 2001


Russia reports that the first round of tests of the new S400 missile launchers have been completed, using the missiles currently deployed with the earlier S300 missiles. Tests with actual S400 missiles will be conducted in about a year. The 48N6 missile used by the S300 covers the ranges of 150-200km. The new semi-active/active missile designed for the S400 will reach out to 400km (taking advantage of the S400's new radar, which can track targets at 500km). The S400 will use a total of five missiles, depending on range and target type. Two of its new missiles are the 9M96E which has a range of 40km and the 9M46E2 which has a range of 120km. Funding problems have delayed the deployment of the first operational firing battery into 2002.--Stephen V Cole


Article Archive

Air Defense: Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close