The second regiment of S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems will be stationed in the Crimea during the second half of 2017, reported the Russian News Agency TASS, citing a source in Russian military.
"Defense in the Crimea will be strengthened in the second half of 2017 by a second S-400 regiment,” the agency reported. According to TASS, the regiment will be located in the western part of the Crimean peninsula.
TASS’s source noted that in 2018, the combat strength of two regiments of missile systems S-400 will be further increased by the inclusion of a third division.
in January 2016, Lieutenant-General Viktor Sevostyanov , the Commander of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army, announced that the additional S-400 Triumph systems were planned for deployment in the Crimea; however, at the time he did not specify the deployment time frame for these air defense system.
The first air defense regiment armed with the S-400 system took up duty in the Crimea on January 13. It is a part of the Anti-Aircraft Rocket Regiment stationed in Sevastopol and Feodosia.
The S-400 complex can hit targets flying at a speed of 4.8 km / s at a distance of up to 60 km, and is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise missiles and other means of aerospace attack.