Saudi Arabia Agrees Deal for Russian S-400 Missile Defense Systems

Saudi Arabia have agreed a deal to purchase S-400 missile defense systems from Russia on Thursday, during the state visit of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz to Moscow.

The deal will allow the kingdom to acquire one of the most advanced missile defense platforms in the world.

The S-400 Triumf is an anti-aircraft, anti-ballistic missile and anti-cruise missile defense system that has been in service with the Russian Army since 2007.

The system uses four missiles, a very-long-range 400 km missile, a long-range 250 km missile, a medium-range 120 km missile and a short-range 40 km missile.

The system gives Saudi Arabia a multi-layer defense ability against aerial threats.

The S-400 is utilized by the…

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