Russia will deliver S-400 system to China in 2017


TAIPEI–Russia will deliver its S-400 advanced surface-to-air missile system and 40N6E anti-air missiles to China in 2017, the latest edition of the Canada-based Kanwa Defense Review has said.

An authoritative source with Russian state-controlled arms producer Almaz-Antey told the review about the delivery, which will also include new radar and command and control systems enabling China to fully monitor the Taiwan Strait.

The source said the new 40N6E missile has a range of over 380 kilometers and can intercept ballistic missiles traveling at speeds of up to 4,800 meters per second.