On July 8th, Russia marked the 55th anniversary of the creation of Anti-Aircraft and Missile Troops. One of the finest pieces of Russian antiaircraft hardware is the world-known S-400 Triumf system (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler). The S-400 uses three different missiles to cover its entire performance envelope. These are the extremely long range 40N6, long range 48N6 and medium range 9M96 missile.
Russia has deployed two armies and three units of Airborne Forces to its western borders as part of a verification check, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu said