Details of the S 400 Missiles:
#GS III #Internal Security of India #Science and Technology
Topic Internal Security of India:
- According to government sources, the delivery of five regiments of S-400 air defence systems under a $5.43 billion agreement with Russia is anticipated to be finished by year’s end or the beginning of 2024. When Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar outside of the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting, which takes place soon after the first anniversary of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the subject of delayed payments as well as insurance and reinsurance will likely come up.
- Despite US opposition and the potential for sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, India and Russia signed a 5.43 billion USD contract for the S-400 Triumf missile system in October 2018. (CAATSA).
- The S-400 Triumf Missile System in more detail
- Russian engineers created the S-400 Triumf mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. Given that it is significantly more deadly than the US-developed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, it is regarded as the most dangerous operationally deployed modern long-range SAM (MLR SAM) in the entire world (THAAD).
- The system has the ability to target a variety of aerial targets, including as aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), ballistic missiles, and cruise missiles, up to 30 km in altitude and within a 400 km radius.
- The system is capable of tracking 100 flying objects and simultaneously engaging six of them.
- India claims that China is also buying the system. China and Russia will each purchase six system battalions in 2015. In January 2018, it started to be delivered.
- China’s acquisition of the S-400 system has been described as a “game changer” in the area. Yet, India is only slightly impacted by it.
- India’s procurement is essential to fending off attacks in a two-front conflict, even against the highly advanced F-35 US fighter fighters.