According to the interlocutor of Agency “Interfax” in power structures, the Ministry of defense of Russia decided to show at the Victory parade on red square on may 9 anti-aircraft missile system s-400 “Triumph”
“The leadership of the Ministry of defense decided to present at the military parade on red square’s newest s-400 “Triumph”. Four cars from Elektrostal near Moscow already included in the main calculation, and started training,” — said the source “Interfax”. The spokesman added that the missile system can be seen in the upcoming rehearsals on may 5.
Earlier, the press service of the Western military district reported that s-400 will participate in the Victory parade in St. Petersburg.
In mid-April, the Agency TASS with reference to the press service of the concern PVO “Almaz-Antey” has said that s-400 “Triumph” will not be shown at the Victory parade in Moscow because of the savings. That s-400 will not be represented at the Victory parade in Moscow for reasons of economy, also reported “RIA Novosti”. The Agency quoted the press service of the concern, which, in turn, cited the words of General Director of “Almaz-Antey” Jan Novikov.
Later, the “Almaz-Antey” has said that the absence of new anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 “Triumph” in the Victory parade in Moscow not connected with the savings. “The composition and quantity of equipment, participating in the Victory parades, is determined by the leadership of the Ministry of defense of Russia. These parameters, in particular, vary depending on anniversary date or not. We are not talking about any economy, participation in the upcoming parade on red square Moscow s-400 “Triumph” was not originally planned”, — stated in the press release of the concern.
In last year’s parade on red square on may 9 in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory participated more than 15 thousand servicemen. 143 were shown aircraft and helicopters, as well as 193 units of military equipment.
According to estimates, a military parade on red square, devoted to the 71st anniversary of the end of the great Patriotic war, will be the most modest in the last three years. This also applies to the number of equipment, and organizational costs. Equipment and troops will be less than in the year of jubilee. By the end of April for the parade were awarded tenders for 210 million rubles In 2016, the defense Ministry said the parade 10 thousand military personnel, 71 aircraft and a helicopter and about 100 units of ground equipment.