Russia could soon receive new air defense missile system S-500 able to intercept ballistic missiles 11212155

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Russia could soon receive new air defense missile system S-500 able to intercept ballistic missiles.
The Russian Armed Forces could soon receive the first preproduction prototypes of the next-generation S-500 air defense system, Russian news agency, Sputnik News reported. The S-500 "Prometey (Prometheus) is a Russian surface-to-air defense missile system, currently under development by the Almaz-Antey company. It is also known as 55R6M "Triumfator-M."
     
The Russian Armed Forces could soon receive the first preproduction prototypes of the next-generation S-500 air defense system, Russian news agency, Sputnik News reported. The S-500 "Prometey (Prometheus) is a Russian surface-to-air defense missile system, currently under development by the Almaz-Antey company. It is also known as 55R6M "Triumfator-M." Futuristic drawing of S-500 air defense missile system from Almaz-Antey calendar.
     
The S-500 is an advanced version of S-400 with dedicated components designed to intercept ballistic missiles at a height of up to 200 km. The system is expected to be able to shut down up to 10 incoming ballistic missiles simultaneously. It also has an extended radar range compared to S-400.

The new S-500 is expected to be capable of simultaneous engagement with up to 10 targets at a maximum range of 600 km. The S-400 can only handle a maximum of six targets up to a range of 400 km.2 The S-500’s interceptors will operate at an altitude higher than 185km. The system will have a response time of about three to four seconds, which is considerably shorter than the S-400 which is rated at nine to ten seconds.

Two new missiles have been designed for the S-500 (and the S-400): the 77N6-N and the 77N6-N1. They were reported to be capable of direct engagement with targets flying at hypersonic speeds (seven kilometers per second).

It’s also expected to rival U.S. technology, which currently touts the Patriot PAC3 missile defense system against the S400.
 

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