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Russia's S-300 Air-Defense System

Russia's S-300 air defense system (ADS) is considered a powerful and dangerous weapon because of its:

Mobility - All units are able to traverse difficult terrain; mobility makes it less likely to be a target
Wide firing range - Fires at low-altitude threats, such as cruise missiles, and high-altitude threats (warplanes) at extremely high velocity
Low maintenance / high degree of reliability - Missiles are sealed when manufactured and require no maintenance
Ease of use - Sets up quickly, is easy to operate and ready to fire within five minutes

Source: Institute for the Study of War