About 100 Chinese military servicemen will undergo a training coruse to get the skills needed to operate the S-400 air defense system in Russia in the period from March to June, the Russian state-run news agency TASS reported on March 5 citing a military-diplomatic source.
According to the report, these service members will operate a second regimental set of the S-400 system, which is set to be delivered to China in the second half of 2019.
“About 100 military servicemen from the People’s Liberation Army of China will undergo instruction at a Russian training center in the operation and combat uses of the second regimental set of the S-400 system, to be provided to China in the second half of the year,” TASS quoted the source as saying..
A first regimental set of the S-400 system was delivered to China in 2018. In December of the same year, China successfully used the S-400 system against ballistic and aerodynamic targets during a live-fire drill.
China has become the first foreign customer of the S-400 system. Under the Chinese-Russian countract, Beijing should get a total of two regimental sets of the S-400.
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