sepheronx wrote:Is there any evidence the system was orderd? As well, how come we have not seen nor heard anything new of it in a while?
Link does not work anymore.
Anyway Russan Army should be equipped with 9 S-300V4 brigades. Almaz-Antej received orders to make 3 battalions of S-300V4
Existing S-300V will be modernized to S-300V4 standard (4 -5 Brigades) and the difference will be ordered by 2020.
Now this may change a little and Russia might end up with slightly less number of S-300V4 brigades by 2020 but still its double
the number it had up until now.
More to it there are reports (on this topic) about S-300V4 achieving ranges of 350km and is now the longest range SAM in Russian arsenal.
It seems that former Almaz-Antej director (for unknown reason), Igor Ashurbeili, put a great emphasize on S-300V4 development
- even now his name is being called for S-400 delay because S-300V4 has been prioritized.
The Russian newspaper. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the 2020 Army brigade will have nine air defense S-300.
This informs RIA Novosti reported.
"Only in the Army brigade should arrive 10 missile systems" Iskander-M ', 9 Brigade Army air defense complexes S-300V4, more than 2,3 thousand tanks, about two thousand self-propelled artillery systems and tools, and more than 30,000 units vehicles. also plans to put new systems of communication, management, advanced reconnaissance systems, complexes of individual military equipment ", - Putin said at a meeting on the equipment ground and airborne forces.
SAM family of S-300 is considered one of the most powerful air-defense systems in the world. Currently, S-300 systems are the basis of Russian air defense and ground forces, and successfully sold on the world market. On the basis of S-300 has developed new S-400 system, capable of firing, as the new missiles, and ammunition to use than its predecessor.