Ukrainian Forces Neutralize russian Radar and S-300/400 SAM Command Post with HIMARS Missile Strike

S-400 Triumf / Open source llustrative photo
S-400 Triumf / Open source llustrative photo

Ukrainian troops successfully targeted and destroyed a russian S-300 or S-400 Triumph air defense system control center and other vehicles using HIMARS missiles

The video of the successful strike was published by the telegram channel Division – TIVAZ.

The radar and the command post of the S-300 or S-400 air defense missile system, along with other vehicles, were deployed in a combat position.

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Based on the footage from the Ukrainian military, a reconnaissance drone detected the presence of the occupiers' air defense vehicles, which were positioned in a field adjacent to a forest plantation.

The video likely captured the radar used for illuminating and guiding anti-aircraft missiles, along with the mobile control posts mounted on truck chassis. At the same time, it is likely that the S-300 or S-400 systems themselves were scattered at a distance from each other and camouflaged.

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Hit to radars and vehicles from the S-300 or S-400 air defense systems composition of the russians, April 2024 / Video screenshot

After detecting the enemy equipment, the Ukrainian command made the decision to destroy it.

The russian air defense system's components were destroyed by GMLRS rockets launched from the American M142 HIMARS multiple rocket launcher.

Earlier Defense Express reported that russian occupiers had complained about state of air defense but their commanders had ignored it.

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