The deputy commander of the Russian Army’s 18th Air Defense Regiment, based in Feodosia, told Russian media on July 15 that the state-of-the-art system should be deployed by August, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to RFE\RL.
It is unclear whether they will replace or augment the S-300 systems currently deployed there. The S-400 is capable of tracking some 300 targets and engaging three dozen simultaneously.
It has a range of several hundred kilometers.
Russia annexed the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula in March 2014, a move widely rejected by the international community.
The Crimean port of Sevastopol is the home base of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.