The first photographs of the Russian S-400 Triumph air defense systems put into service with Algeria have appeared.
Information publication “Mena Defense” published the first photo in which you can see at least three mobile launchers of the S-400 “Triumph” air defense missile system on the BAZ-64022 platform. This is the first objective evidence that the S-400 Triumph systems actually appeared in the arsenal of this North African country, although this was reported earlier.
The details of the contract concluded between Russia and Algeria regarding the supply of S-400 Triumph complexes remain unknown, although it has been repeatedly stated that Algeria is extremely interested in acquiring Russian new-generation air defense systems.
According to information provided by the Russian media, the S-400 “Triumph” complexes of the Algerian Armed Forces are deployed in the southwestern and western parts of the country, where they additionally reinforce the Russian S-300PMU-2 complexes purchased in 2003.
Thus, today Algeria is the third foreign operator of the S-400 Triumph air defense system after China and Turkey, however, at the end of the year, Russian complexes will also go to India, which indicates that this Russian weapon is effective and in demand. …
Remarkable is the fact that earlier it became known that Algeria also signed a contract for the supply of Russian fifth-generation Su-57 fighters.