The Russian S-500 missile defense system. | Photo credit: YouTube
- Latest S-500 anti-aircraft missile system performed combat fire test on high-speed ballistic target
- Its predecessor – the S-400 Triumf or the “SA-21 Growler” – is one of the most sophisticated anti-aircraft missile systems in the world.
Moscow: Russia’s defense industry is undoubtedly one of the best in the world, keeping the United States always on the lookout for technological advancements and cutting-edge development.
As Moscow prepares shipments of the powerful S-400 defense system for export to India, Turkey, China and other countries, giant Europeam is already ready with its next line of advanced missiles, this one. ci seeming even more threatening than its predecessor.
The Russian government on Tuesday released images of the test firing of its S-500 air defense system from the Kapustin Yar range.
The newest S-500 anti-aircraft missile system performed a combat fire test on a high-speed ballistic target. In accordance with the objective, the target has been hit.
“The S-500 anti-aircraft missile system has no analogue in the world and is designed to destroy the full spectrum of existing and potential aerospace attack weapons from a potential enemy across the entire range of altitudes. and speeds. Live-fire tests carried out as part of the tests confirmed the specified tactical and technical characteristics and the high reliability of Russian military air defense equipment, ”the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
After the completion of the full cycle of tests, plans for the delivery of the first S-500 system to the Air Defense and Missile Defense Association near Moscow will be made.
Its predecessor – the S-400 Triumf or the “SA-21 Growler” – is one of the most sophisticated anti-aircraft missile systems in the world. It has a range of 400 kilometers and is capable of intercepting targets at altitudes of up to 27 kilometers.