Delivery of new Russian Almaz-Antey S-500 air defense missile system delayed unitil 2017 0802121
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Defense News - Russia
|Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 07:57 AM|
|Delivery of new Russian Almaz-Antey S-500 air defense missile system delayed unitil 2017.|
Russia’s Almaz-Antey concern will finish the development of the advanced S-500 air defense system by 2017, two years later than the deadline announced earlier, the company’s General Director Vitaly Neskorodov said.
The S-500 is a new generation surface-to-air missile system, designed for intercepting intercontinental ballistic missiles and for defense against Airborne Early Warning and Control, Airborne Warning and Control System, and jamming aircraft. It is not an upgraded version of the S-400.
The S-500, a long-range air defense missile system, is expected to become the backbone of a unified aerospace defense system being formed in Russia.