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India Will Get 5 Regiments of S400 Air Defence System

Hello Defence Lovers, As we all know that On 15 October 2016,  India and Russia signed an Inter-governmental Agreement (IGA) for the supply of five S-400 regiments.The Total cost of the deal is US$5.43 billion deal (₹40,000 crore) which was formally signed  on 5 October 2018.The delivery of the first batch of the S400 System was scheduled to reach India by the end of 2021.But in 2020, due to Chinese Virus (COVID-19) pandemic, Some Top Sources said that the delivery may be delayed.But in his recent visit to Russia, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh confirms that they ask Russia for early delivery of S400 Air Defence System amid India China FaceOff and there are some reports that Russia has agreed to look at ways to advance the delivery of the S-400 Triumf missile defence system following India’s request amid growing tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). 

But still there are so many aspirants who are still confused about Regiments of S400 Air Defence System. Hence with this article we will try to eradicate this confusion.

  • S400 Air Defence Systmem mainly has 4+1 main systems which work together. 
  1. A Jam resistance panoramic radar system for target detection. (1)
  2. Small Radar systems for target engagement. (8)
  3. A command and control centre. (1)
  4. Missile launching stations (4 barrels/station) with different types of Missiles and some Launchers.
  5. The Morpheus Defence system for its own protection.
  • India has bought five regiments/units or 40 launchers (each regiment/ unit will have two batteries with four launchers each), and about 1,000 missiles. 70% of purchased missiles are of very long range (400 km) and long range (350 km) category and the rest have lower ranges of 300km and 250km. The S-400 surveillance radar with the range of 600 km and 360 degree coverage can track 70 targets.
  • Most importantly the S-400 is not an upgraded version of S-300 ADMS – this was offered to India in 1998 – as is commonly believed, but has an entirely different technology, radar capability and missiles.
  • The S-400 missile system uses four new missile types in addition to the missiles of the S-300PMU system. The first missile inducted for the system was the 48N6DM (48N6E3). It is an improved variant of the 48N6M with a powerful propulsion system. The missile can destroy airborne targets within the range of 250km.
  • The 40N6 missile of the S-400 has a claimed range of 400km and uses active radar homing to intercept air targets at great distances. It can be launched against AWACS, J-STARS, EA-6B support jammers and other high-value targets.
  • The S-400 Triumph also launches 9M96E and 9M96E2 medium range ground-to-air missiles. Designed for direct impact, the missiles can strike fast moving targets such as fighter aircraft with a high hit probability. The maximum range of the 9M96 missile is 120km.
  • The S-400’s anti-missile system’s radar has a range of at least 600 kilometres for surveillance. And, it can track a large number of targets simultaneously.

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