The Russian military has put into service new missiles meant for the S-300V4 anti-ballistic system; they have a range of 400 kilometres, a representative of the Russian Defence Ministry said, adding that the new missiles will be first deployed in Russia's western regions.
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The new missiles successfully passed "official tests" at the end of the last year, the official told the news agency TASS.

The missiles will first be used to arm S-300V4 anti-ballistic missile systems in Russia's western regions, he said.

Mass manufacturing of the new missiles has already begun at one of the defence sector's plants, he added.

Russia began to use the S-300V4 missile system last year, and it is believed to be 1.5 to 2.5 times more effective than its predecessor.

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