Russia and Saudi Arabia are holding additional consultations on a contract to supply Russia’s S-400 Triumf missile systems, CEO of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheyev told the IDEX 2019 international defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

“As for S-400, we are holding additional consultations on this project, now this contract [with Saudi Arabia – TASS] is being considered,” Mikheyev said.

Earlier reports said the two countries had agreed on the supplies of the S-400 missile systems.

The S-400 Triumf is the most advanced long-range air defense missile system that went into service in Russia in 2007.

It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and can also be used against ground objectives.

The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km. Deputy Commander of Russia’s Aerospace Force Viktor Gumenny said last April that Russia S-400 air defense systems had begun receiving missiles capable of destroying targets in the near space.

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jeffrey spinner
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Wait a second. I thought they had already bought an S400 because the report I read was that they didn’t get any grief from the US at all, unlike Turkey.

You sure they don’t have one already? I mean, how many more times does the Patriot PAK 3s have to miss?

Daeshbags-Sux
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Sorry : You’re comparing apples and oranges! If you except PAC-3 having Mach5+ velocity, it’s range and max altitude is the same as… Pantsir-S1 (20km, 15km alti) while PAC-3 ESM range is similar to Pantsir-SM (40-45km) and a 24.2km altitude max. https://www.globalsecurity.org/space/systems/patriot-specs.htm Their PAC-3 didn’t missed a lot of targets while protecting cities, just consider that the ‘Scud’ that managed to hit Riyadh’s airport was part of a salvo of 7… PAC-3 is here to intercept theater missiles like Scud or Toshka in terminal phase. The results are pretty good since you’re not supposed to use these as standalone but… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
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NOTE : on Nov.29th 2018, the Bani-Saud also finalised a contract for multiple THAAD systems : Seven fire units each with a Raytheon AN/TPY-2 radar, two mobile tactical stations (with two spares for a total of 16), six launchers (with two spares for a total of 44), and 360 interceptor missiles for…
$15 billions…

To be frank, I would go neither for S-400 + Morphey or Pantsir, nor for PAC-2, THAAD, GMD or Aegis + Centurion C-RAM.
The most interesting air-defence systems are neither from USA, nor from Russia, not even from China.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

OOOOOOPPPPSSSSS!!!! All Russian-made S-400 missiles sent to China have been destroyed (!)
https://defence-blog.com/army/all-russian-made-s-400-missiles-sent-to-china-have-been-destroyed.html

Daeshbags-Sux
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“The S-400 Triumf is the most advanced long-range air defense missile system”
=> Not really : take a look at Arrow-3 or RIM-161 Standard-Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA/B or block IIA characteristics : range is not 400km: resp. 2400, 900 and 2500km.
Arrow is the only one of all having been used in combat… And having intercepted an hypersonic SAM.

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1 idiot thumbdowner (more to come?) knowing nothing about SAMs.
Russia already has S-500. There is also A-135 ranging up to 900km (or 900km altitude) with a 10 kilotons nuclear warhead while up-coming A-235 PL-19 Nudol started tests in 2016, planned range being up to 1,500km. Nuke warhead is optional., In fact A-235 will use 3 missiles :
– Modified 51T6 ranging 1,500km, alti 800km,
– Update of the 58R6 ranging 1,000km, alti 120km
– 45T6 ranging 350km with 40-50km ceiling