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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Regiment of anti-aircraft systems s-400 was transferred to combat duty in the Crimea

In August this year, stationed in the Crimea, the 18th air defence regiment of the 31st division of the defense to receive s-400 system. On Friday said the head of the headquarters Yevgeny Oleynik.

photo: Mikhail Kovalev

Shipment of equipment will be made after the initial firings on the basis of Scientific-research test center of air defense of the 4th state Central multipurpose landfill. Place of permanent deployment of s-400 will be Theodosius, reports “Interfax”.

Oleynikov said that the personnel of the regiment has already passed retraining at the training center anti-aircraft missile troops Academy of air and space defense in Gatchina.

18-th guards Sevastopol-Feodosia anti-aircraft missile regiment was established in 1922 and is one of the oldest parts of the defense. After the collapse of the USSR, the regiment was part of the air force and air defense of Ukraine.

In 2014, after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, became part of the Russian armed forces.

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