Russia Conducts Air and Missile Defense Drill


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On November 1, Russia concluded a large-scale air and missile defense exercise at a range in the country’s Astrakhan region. In a release, Russia’s Ministry of Defense stated the drills involved over 1,000 servicemembers and over 300 pieces of military hardware, including the S-400V4, Buk-M3, and Tor-M2 surface-to-air missile systems. During the drills, air defense units engaged a simulated “massive attack” of ballistic and cruise missiles, aircraft, and swarming unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Masao Dahlgren, "Russia Conducts Air and Missile Defense Drill," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 2, 2021, last modified November 2, 2021, https://missilethreat.csis.org/russia-conducts-air-and-missile-defense-drill/.