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Air defence missile launch. The crew of a Belarussian missile battery prepare to launch a S-300-V surface to air missile during exercises in Russia. The S-300-V is a long-range missile capable of intercepting ballistic and cruise missiles as well as aircraft. It has a reported range of up to 100km, a maximum altitude of 32km and a top speed of 6,400 km per hour. Known by NATO as the SA-12 'Giant', the S-300-V entered service in 1984.
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