Russia deployed a new coastal missile system Ball in the annexed Crimea, the Head of the press service of the Southern Military District of Russia Vadim Astafyev informed the Interfax.
“The complex entered service with the coastal forces of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the Crimea,” he said.
Though, earlier in the press service of the Southern Military District noted that the Russian Black Sea Fleet received the Ball back in November.
The missile system is able to hit targets with cruise missiles at a distance of up to 120 kilometers. And launchers can be placed 10 kilometers from the coast.
Previously, in the military unit in Dzhankoy, the Black Sea Fleet of Russia deployed S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems. Prior to that, three S-400 divisions were deployed in the Crimea near the cities of Yevpatoria, Feodosia and Sevastopol.
Earlier, the movement of coastal missile complex Ball was recorded along the Sevastopol-Kerch highway.
Russia also intends to construct a new Voronezh-M radar station – a missile attack warning system, in the area of Sevastopol in 2019. The station, which could “detect” ballistic missile launches at a distance of up to three and a half thousand kilometers, is to be built on the site of the old Dnepr radar.