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Russia signs contract to sell S-400 air defense missiles to China

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  1. AKIIN

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    Russia signs contract to sell S-400 air defense missiles to China

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    The Russian Air Force's S-400 mobile-road surface-to-air missile. (Internet photo)

    Russia signed a contract to provide S-400 surface-to-air missiles worth US$3 billion to China after years of negotiations, a senior official from the Russian defense industries told Vedomosti, a Russian-language newspaper based in Moscow on Nov. 26.

    The spokesperson of Almaz-Antei, the designer of S-400 missile, however, refused to give any comment about the sale. Back in 2011, the Russian government claimed that China will not be able to purchase S-400 missiles before 2016. The Moscow-based Kommersant then reported in the spring of 2014 that president Vladimir Putin approved the deal.

    Sergei Ivanov, the chief of staff presidential administration of Russia pointed out that in July of 2014 China would likely become the first overseas buyer of the S-400 missile system. Currently, the People's Liberation Army of China still relies primarily on the S-300 series to defend Chinese air space. Four years ago, China purchased enough S-300 PMU-2 air defense missiles to equip 15 air defense battalions from Russia.

    Even though China's air defense capability has gradually advanced over the last 15 years, Vedomosti said that the PLA Navy still needs assistance from Russia to defend critical cities in the southern parts of the nation and disputed islands. The Sina Military Network based in Beijing said that China is very interested in purchasing the longer range version of the S-400 called 9M96. It will help the PLA to gain the technology needed to design more advanced air defense missiles domestically.
     
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    Elimination of Brahmos?
     
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    Elimination of F-35
     
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    And F-22, B-2
     
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    Elimination of B-2, possibile, but F-35? It is too costly, and not economically a wise option. There are far cheaper SAMs which could shoot down F-35. S-400 is to against heavy bombers, ballistic missiles and other heavy targets....
     
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    The S-300/350/400 are not missiles themselves, but air defence systems which comprise various types of missiles.

    There are large long-range giants like the 40N6 with 350-400km range, 180km apogee, Mach 10+ speed which are designed for
    defence against large, non-agile targets such as bombers & other widebody aircraft (AWACS, refuelers) as well as BMD role against
    ballistic missiles of 3,500km range. All intercepts are high-altitude. Such missiles are obviously not capable of intercepting a small,
    low-flying target like BrahMos or other such cruise missiles - it was never designed for that in the first place.

    Then there are smaller, medium-range missiles like the 9M96E1/2 with about 40-120km range designed for shooting down fighter jets,
    inbound cruise missiles, choppers etc. These missile are designed to be highly agile, and are fundamentally similar to the Barak-8 or Aster-30.

    This type can take out BrahMos - but just like any other SAM system in the world, it isn't proven against such a target and the
    kill-ratio may or may not be adequate enough to be considered as an effective defence.

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    Brahmos is a Russian product anyhow, commies surely know what is better...
     
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