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Russian anti-aircraft missile system s-400 is effective against American fighters F/A-18 Hornet and F-35 Lightning II, says The India Times.
The Indian newspaper notes that the American complex THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) intercepts of Intercontinental ballistic missiles, however, “the missile defense system s-400 is effective against a wider range of air attacks, especially fighters such as F-18 and F-35”.
The journal notes that after the modernization of the capabilities of s-400 system to intercept ballistic missiles, compared to the effectiveness of THAAD, is unknown.
At present, India plans to buy Russian s-400, which oppose the US, which imposed sanctions against Russian defense companies. Instead of purchasing the s-400 Washington may offer Delhi purchase THAAD. The relevant talks are scheduled for July 6.
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