Kazakhstan will host live-fire test of the new Russian-made S-500 air defence system TASS 82604171

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Kazakhstan will host live-fire test of the new Russian-made S-500 air defence system
The S-500 anti-aircraft missile system can test fire at real targets in Kazakhstan, Designer General of Almaz-Antey air and space defense concern Pavel Sozinov said in an interview with the National Defense magazine.
     
The S-500 antiaircraft missile system can test fire at real targets in Kazakhstan, Designer General of Almaz-Antey air and space defense concern Pavel Sozinov said in an interview with the National Defense magazine.
S-500 (source: internet)
     
"The Kapustin Yar range has major firing distance limitations of close to a hundred kilometers. There is a possibility to move to the range in Kazakhstan which in the '70-80s of the last century was used to test fire small and medium-range missiles and for air defense. The second stage of tests with real interceptions can be held there," he said.

Sozinov said S-500 will replace S-400 and can be operational for 25 years. "The system has to know how to fight the means that do not exist at present but can appear," he said and explained it has to intercept targets at altitudes of hundreds of kilometers from the Earth surface.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin earlier said the work to create the new complex was ongoing as scheduled. Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Lieutenant-General Viktor Gumenny said S-500 will become operational in the near future. Head of the Zhukov Aerospace Defense Military Academy Vladimir Lyaporov said the Russian armed forces already began training servicemen to operate S-500.
     
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