Skip to comments.Red China: Beijing will have to wait for Russian air defense system
Posted on 05/12/2012 1:10:59 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
Although Beijing would like to obtain the new Russian S-400 Triumf air missile defense systems in 2015, Moscow will not sell them to China until 2017, Russian Defense Minister Anatoliy Serdyukov said in aninterview for the Interfax-AVN news agency. At the next session of the China-Russia intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation this fall both sides will discuss a long list of military systems that Moscow is proposing to sell China, including the S-400, Serdyukov said. The S-400 Triumf, billed as the most formidable long-range anti- aircraft and anti-missile defense system in the world, can intercept and destroy airborne targets at up to 400 km twice the range of the U.S. MIM-104 Patriot and 2.5 times that of the S-300PMU-2. It can also intercept stealth aircraft, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles, with a range of up to 3,500 km and a speed of up to 4.8 km per second, UPI reports.
They left out "invading space aliens traveling at warp speed".
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