Russian army will be equipped with S-500 new surface-to-air missile defense system for 2020 2811133
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|Thursday, November 28, 2013 11:43 AM|
|Russian army will be equipped with S-500 new surface-to-air missile defense system for 2020.|
Five batteries of S-500, the new Russian-made surface-to- air defense missile systems will equip the Russian army under arms program for 2020 , announced Thursday, November 28, 2013, the commander of the aerospace defense troops, Alexander Golovko.
The S-500 is a new generation of Russian-made 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 was previously announced that the first S-500 missile system will enter in service with the Aerospace Defense Troops of Russian army in 2017.
The new long-range air defense missile system S-500 is expected to become the backbone of a unified aerospace defense system being formed in Russia.
The system will be able to have an extended range of up to 600 km and simultaneously engage up to 10 targets. The S-500 uses a new missile able to destroy any type of aerial threats at a maximum speed of 7 km/sec and an altitude of 200 km.
The Russian military has demanded that the S-500 must be capable of intercepting ballistic missiles and hypersonic cruise missiles
Some elements of the S-500 are now manufactured and the designer Almaz-Antey has already performed the first trial tests.