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Russia is pitching its top-of-the-line air defense system at DefExpo 2012 in India, this week, promoting the S-400 Triumph air and missile defense system. The S-400 causes much concern among western air forces, as none of the existing 4++ generation fighter aircraft, nor the F-35 JSF, are designed to penetrate areas defended by the Triumf.
The growing threat of missile attack by North Korea has concerned Seoul for decades, but only recently defensive systems are showing progress, with interceptor technology becoming available on the domestic and world market. Last week Seoul unveiled the Cheongung, a new medium-range Surface to air Missile system designed to beef up the country's air and missile defense.
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Russia is beginning to deploy the third S-400 Triumph Air Defense Missile System with an air-defense regiment based in Russia’s Far-East. The first two S-400 regiments are already deployed near Moscow and at a base in Central Russia.
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Photo above: One of two S-400 fire units arriving to joint the air defense regiment at Elektrostal, in the Moscow Region. Photo: Novosti The Russian...