Each battalion includes several different radars, a command center and six launch vehicles with a total of 24 missiles.
These missile systems are stationed on alert in Russia and now "experts of the two countries will have to cooperate to put them on alert" in Kazakhstan.
The S-300 is a series of highly capable, long-range surface-to-air missile complexes. The fully mobile units have the capacity to engage ballistic missiles as well as aircrafts.
Each battery includes a long-range surveillance radar that can track objects located in the range of 300 km, a command vehicle that identifies and assesses potential targets obtained by the surveillance radar and orders the engagement radar to launch missiles.
After that the best placed of the battalion's six launch vehicles releases two surface-to-air missiles per target and the engagement radar guides the missiles towards the target. It can engaging up to six targets at once and guide up to 12 missiles simultaneously.
The S-300 is regarded as one of the most potent anti-aircraft missile systems currently fielded.