Almaz-Antey announced the launch of the S-500 Prometheus air defense system into mass production The representative of Almaz-Antey specified that the S-500 is “able” to become the basis of the Russian aerospace forces system. According to him, the combat capabilities of this system are significantly superior to the capabilities of previously created air defense systems and air defense systems .jpg” alt=”Serial production of the S-500 “Prometheus” air defense system was launched in Russia” />
S-500 SAM “Prometheus”
S-500 “Prometheus” air defense system launched into mass production, RIA Novosti reported. general director of the enterprise-developer and manufacturer of the complex— aerospace defense concern “Almaz-Antey” Jan Novikov.
“Currently, serial production of the S-500 system has been organized using the latest achievements of domestic science and technology. The combat capabilities of this system are significantly superior to the capabilities of previously created air defense systems and air defense systems (anti-aircraft missile systems and systems— RBC)»,— he said.
According to Novikov, the S-500 “can handle” become the basis of the Russian aerospace defense system. “Prometheus” will enter the troops within the time frame determined by the state defense order, the general director of Almaz-Antey concluded.
S-500 “Prometheus”— universal long-range and high-altitude interception complex capable of intercepting ballistic, cruise missiles, as well as aerodynamic targets. The radius of destruction of the S-500 is about 600 km.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces, Colonel General Sergei Surovikin previously stated that the latest complex is also capable of destroying objects (including hypersonic missiles) in space.
In June last year, President Vladimir Putin announced the imminent deployment of the S-500 anti-aircraft systems on combat duty. “Other unique weapon systems are on the way, among them— intercontinental ballistic missile “Sarmat”, shipborne hypersonic missile “Zirkon”, anti-aircraft systems S-500 “Prometheus” and other complexes»,— he said.
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One of the first potential foreign buyers of the S-500 is Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov called India. When we saturate our own armed forces, an export passport is issued and the characteristics of the weapons supplied for export are determined. After that— by decision of the Supreme Commander— we may well consider the issue of supplying to India,»,— he noted.
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