As reported by the Directorate of information and mass media of Russia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD), on April 28th Defence Attachés of foreign states, accredited in Moscow, were demonstrated live firing of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) and the High Precision Weapons - developed Pantsir-S self-propelled anti-aircraft gun-missile (SPAAGM) system at the Ashuluk range in the Astrakhan Region.
About 80 representatives of the military and diplomatic corps from 52 countries of the CIS, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America attended the demonstration of the features of the organization of air defence. Here, officers of foreign states were shown the combat capabilities of the S-400 Triumph long-range anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as the Pantsir-S short-range anti-aircraft missile and gun systems for detecting and destroying air targets.
As pointed out by the MoD spokesman, “during the drawing of a tactical episode, consisting of three stages, the foreign defence attaches were shown the specific features of organizing air defence to repel missile and air strike of a simulated enemy”.
“Combat crews of the S-400 SAM system and the Pantsir-S SPAAGM system detected and destroyed all target missiles simulating aerodynamic, operational-tactical, tactical ballistic targets, cruise missiles, as well as ground targets,” the spokesman added.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation regularly invites representatives of the military-diplomatic corps of foreign states to various events. In 2020, foreign military diplomats attended more than 20 events.