Any links to sources for that?
Translation of the relevant part: According to [Alexander] Mikhailov [Director of theРуководитель Бюро военно-политического анализа Александр Михайлов рассказал в беседе с «Известиями», почему Китай предпочел доставку российских зенитных ракетных систем С-400 «Триумф» по морскому пути вместо сухопутного или авиаперевозок.
Ранее 24 июля стало известно, что Россия
По словам Михайлова, транспортировка систем С-400 морским путем была выбором китайской стороны и КНР брала на себя связанные с этим риски.
В целом вопросы транспортировки приобретенных партнерами России систем вооружений обговариваются еще в ходе заключения договора о покупке, добавил военный политолог.
Are you saying this one can be loaded onto a single train car in one piece?Long story short: No. God no. Hell no.
S-300P/400 is entirely transportable by railroad, including missiles.
With such expensive and highly classified missiles, the ship carrying them would 100% be special chartered, and was probably carrying dedicated protection details. This is supported by the fact that the transport ship headed back as soon as the accident happened.Well, we don't know if the missiles were severely damaged or dropped in the sea last time, the Russians' words "liquidate" can be interpreted in many ways, who knows.
Why on Earth would anyone want to load a two-piece vehicle of such size onto a single train platform?Are you saying this one can be loaded onto a single train car in one piece?
You should NOT have omitted the second half of my original post when replying, that omission changed the context. Here is the original.Why on Earth would anyone want to load a two-piece vehicle of such size onto a single train platform?
Russian needs, ideas and overall approach to ensuring the strategic mobility of Air Defense systems aside, before the system is adopted by the Russian Armed Forces or handed over to foreign customer, all of them undergo a series of trials on a specialized weapons ranges. When it comes to long- and extra-long-range surface-to-air missile systems, all of them are tested at Kapustin Yar, Ashuluk, etc.
How do you think the hardware arrives there? Why, by railroad of course.
P.S. S-300PM-x Missile fires on Ashuluk, 2013.
Your reply in this post agrees with my statement that "the rail transportation has to be in pieces", don't you?Are you saying this one can be loaded onto a single train car in one piece?
I never said impossible, just said it may be more troublesome such as due to the length and width, it has to be dissembled into pieces, negate the advantage of train.
The contract incoterm is EXWTranslation of the relevant part: According to [Alexander] Mikhailov [Director of the
In general, the matters of shipping of weapons systems being acquired by Russian partners' are discussed during the weapons purchase negotiations.