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.