The S400 Has Changed The Face of Missile Defence Systems

The S400 Has Changed The Face of Missile Defence Systems

Whilst the recent purchase of the S-400 missile system by both Saudi Arabia and Turkey has caused consternation in Washington and NATO because of the geopolitical implications in the former and the military implications in latter, the question that needs addressing is its performance capabilities and quite simply why it knocks the spots of all its competitors.

The  S-400 supports four different missiles which blows the likes of the Patriot and THAAD systems out of the water. Namely the short 9M96E which has a range of 25 miles, the intermediate 9M96E2 with a range of 75 miles, the long 48N6 with a range of 155 miles and the very long-range 40N6E with a range of 250 miles.

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