The Russian government is discussing with its Egyptian counterpart the supply of new defense systems to the Egyptian military. Moscow has offered Egypt to acquire the latest Russian systems, the S-400.
Specifications of the "S-400":
The S-400 air defense missile system is designed to destroy electronic jamming aircraft, reconnaissance, radar detection and remote control aircraft, , spy planes, strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, ballistic missiles, medium range ballistic missiles and all means of Current and future air and aerospace attacks .
Will the "S-400" protect the skies of Egypt?
The S-400 system can be equipped with 5 types of missiles with different missions and targets. The "40N6 6" missile came as the latest model, complementing the system. The missile is used to destroy important and complex targets, including remote radar detection and enemy stealth aircraft, at a distance of 400 kilometers.
The S-400 anti-air missile system, unlike the predecessor S-300BM, has the ability to destroy all types of air targets, including winged missiles flying very low along the ground, small unmanned aircraft and even destruction of Ballistic missiles warheads with a speed of up to 5000 meters per second. No other system can compete with it.
The S-400 is the most advanced in the world and is capable of handling all types of warplanes, including the famous stealth aircraft. The system was designed in the "Almaz - Antey" company . The Russian army began receieving the S-400 systems from August 2007, when the first battalion equipped with these systems began its combat duty on the outskirts of Moscow.