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Russia forced to destroy destroys all S-400 missiles sent to China

Rostec Corporation CEO Sergei Chemezov has confirmed that Russia was forced to destroy all delivered to China S-400 missile after a vessel transporting these got caught in a storm.

Speaking at a press conference at the IDEX military exhibition, the head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, said that Russia had long ago signed a contract with China for the supply of anti-aircraft guided missiles for the S-400, RBC reports. “We should have already put everything. Unfortunately, an accident occurred. The ship that was carrying these missiles fell into a storm, and all these missiles were forced to be destroyed, ”he said.
according to RBC.rureport.

According to Chemezov, now new missiles are being manufactured in Russia, which will be sent to China.

The regimental kit S-400 was sent to China by three ships, however, as reported in January 2018 in the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia, one ship got into a violent storm in the English Channel, its auxiliary equipment was damaged.

A vessel with S-400 systems and missiles on board, which came out of Ust-Luga (Leningrad region) in the English Channel areal caught in a storm. In conditions of strong wind and pitching, the holding equipment of the attachment could not stand it, and part of the equipment was severely damaged.

According to Chemezov, now new missiles are being manufactured in Russia, which will be sent to China.

The signing of the RF contract with China for the supply of S-400 became known in November 2014, in November 2015, Vladimir Kozhin, presidential aide for military technical cooperation, confirmed the conclusion of the contract. In June 2016, Chemezov reported that the Chinese army will receive the system no earlier than 2018. China became the first foreign customer of these air defense systems.

The S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler) is a Russian long and medium range air defense missile system. It is meant for hitting attack and reconnaissance aircraft (including stealth aircraft) and any other air targets amid intensive fire and radio electronic jamming. It is designed to engage, radar-picket, director area, reconnaissance, strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical and theatre ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles and other current and future air attack assets at a maximum range of 400 km, and a altitude of up to 30 km.

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