Russia sells S-400 systems to China

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  1. kwaigonegin
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    Big brass on those flyboys. I wouldn't want to face a S400 even on a clean F35 especially in a full multilayered IADS environment. The S400 is magnitudes better than the S300 and that's a pretty good SAM in itself especially the later variants.
     
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    I could identify the first two Chinese S-400 sites just south of Beijing 39.576683° 116.760829° / 39.563190° 116.415458°.

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    The former S-300 sites - temporarily unoccupied in 2018 - are equipped with 5P85T2 TEL types (as used in S-300PMU-2 sites).
    They are supported by a 91N6 Big Bird Radar (over here 39.566298° 116.405858°).
    It seems that China is still careful to cover the truck cabin with some tarpaulins. But one shot in the history layer of google earth shows the MZKT 7930 truck!

    5P85T2 and 96L6 is also in use with S-300PMU2. And at the given resolution it is not possible to distinguish 30N6 and 92N6.
    But the use of the 91N6 (which is clearly visible) identify this complex definitely as S-400 complex (probably 13th RGT).

    In times of declining numbers of S-300PS the use of 5P85T2 (instead of 5P85S2) makes it more hard to distinguish S-300PMU2 and S-400 in case of redeployment and would explain their choice in favor of 5P85S2, which are almost in exclusive use in Russian Forces.

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