The 1533th Regiment has upgraded its arsenal with advanced S-400 system batteries in Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East.

This comes amid the ongoing crisis involving North Korea, which borders Russia and is 130 km from the city. The S-400 has a range of 600 km, compared to the 400km range of the older surface-to-air missile, and has better target tracking and simultaneous engagement capabilities.

The new S-400 batteries in Vladivostok will boost the Russian military’s ability to scan airspace in the region, raising its operational awareness.

Tensions have been running high over North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, as the US resorts to belligerent rhetoric and demonstrations of force in an attempt to force Pyongyang to disarm.

Russia and China, both of which border North Korea and would likely suffer from a large-scale war in the region, are calling on Washington to negotiate with Pyongyang a solution which would respect each nation’s security concerns.

RT.com / AA Magnum Analyst News 2018.

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