Russia launches S-400 production for India

Russia has launched production of S-400 missile defense systems for India and the contract on their delivery will be fulfilled by 2025, CEO of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov told Dubai Airshow 2019.

“The advance payment has been made. I don’t want to specify an exact figure, but there is an advance payment. We have launched production and the work is underway, and everything will be implemented as scheduled. The contract will be fulfilled by 2025,” Chemezov said.

New Delhi announced its plans to purchase Russia’s S-400 missile systems back in 2015. The $5.43 bln contract on the S-400 supplies was signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India last year.