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Combat units operating S-400 air defense systems have come on duty in Moscow Region
Russian Aviaton » Thursday May 1, 2014 07:37 MSK

Combat units of Zvenigorod air defense regiment operating S-400 Triumph air defense systems have come on duty after completion of training at the Tembr-M simulator. The units are responsible for assuring the air defense of Moscow, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to the official representative of the Aerospace Defense Forces, Colonel Alexey Zolotukhin.

"The combat units of Zvenigorod air defense regiment of the Aerospace Defense Forces took delivery of S-400 Triumph and Pantsir S-1 air defense systems this March. The personnel have successfully passed the training required for operating S-400 systems. The training was being carried out at the Russia’s only training regiment of Air Defense Forces. They have already carried out range practice at Kapustin Yar firing range and come on duty to provide air defense of Moscow and the  central industrial district", - Zolotukhin said.

"The training regiment of Air Defense Forces based in Moscow Region is responsible for personnel training of air defense regiments operating S-300 and S-400. The training was being carried out under conditions of complicated air situation using real aircraft and Tembr-M simulators", - Zolotukhin added.

Tembr-M is a unique simulator because it allows simulating any combat environment in real-time mode. Using a digital map of Moscow Region the specialists of the training regiment are able to prepare combat units for operation of S-300 and S-400 systems in any region of the world.

"Last year we have held over 30 exams at the training regiment’s facilities. The regiment’s specialists have trained over 70 combat units of command posts of the air defense regiments. Over 1000 service members of Aerospace Defense Forces have passed the training", - the Colonel added.

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