China's First S-400 Rgiment Will Soon Be Operational

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Business Insider: China now reportedly has a full set of Russia's advanced S-400 air-defense missile system

* China became the first foreign buyer of Russia's advanced S-400 air-defense system in late 2014.
* The components of Beijing's first S-400 regiment arrived in China this month.
* The system could give the Chinese military broader coverage of the South China Sea, where it has made a number of disputed territorial and maritime claims.

The first regimental set of the Russian-made advanced air-defense system known as the S-400 has arrived in China, a military-diplomatic source told Russia's official news agency Tass this week.

China became the first foreign buyer of the S-400 when it signed a contract in late 2014, and the first two ships carrying S-400 components from Russia arrived in China at the beginning of April.

According to the Tass report, cited by The Diplomat, a third and final ship carrying support equipment arrived this month.

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Update #1: Russia completes delivery of first regimental set of S-400 to China — source (TASS)
Update #2: Russia Completes Delivery of 1st S-400 Missile Defense Regiment to China (The Diplomat)

WNU Editor:  I expect this S-400 regiment will be deployed near the South China Sea.

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