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Russia's Defense Ministry will buy a new generation S-500 missile defense system by 2020, Air Force Commander Colonel General Alexander Zelin said on Tuesday.
"We will buy a significant number of S-400s before 2020. They will not just go to the five anti-aircraft missile regiments equipped with this system, but also to a much larger number [of regiments.] We are also discussing the [purchase of] S-500 anti-aircraft missile systems," Zelin said.
MOSCOW, July 13 (RIA Novosti)
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