– Safe Skies: Russian Army Could Soon Receive Newest S-500 Air Defense System:
The Russian Armed Forces could soon receive the first preproduction prototypes of the next-generation S-500 air defense system, defense expert Igor Korotchenko asserted.
“We heard figures indicating that the Russian Aerospace Forces will soon receive more S-400 systems. The S-500 will soon finish state tests and enter service,” Korotchenko said following the board meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry on Friday. Continue reading »
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A soldier during a military exercise involving S-300/SA 10 surface-to-air missile systems
– Russian S-300 missile systems capable of targeting near space ‘enter service’ (RT, March 12, 2015):
Near space targets can now be hit by Russian army’s mobile tactical air defense S-300 and S-400 systems as a much anticipated long-range missile enters service. It is designed to engage hard targets such as nuclear warheads, rather than satellites.
The news about a mobile version of an exo-atmospheric missile system has been around since the 1990s, and throughout the 2000s it was expected “in a little while.” But the result obtained is worth the years of hard effort.
The new 40N6 missile guarantees a direct hit on a target at a range of 400 kilometers and at heights of up to 185 kilometers – effectively near space. Continue reading »
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T-50 fifth-generation multirole fighter (RIA Novosti / Alexander Vilf)
– Russia to deploy fifth-gen fighters, S-500 missiles in 2016 (RT, Aug 10, 2014):
In 2016, the Russian military will start deploying two advanced weapons, the fifth-generation fighter jet PAK FA and the long-range surface-to-air missile systems S-500, chief of the Russian Air Forces said.
Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev gave an outline of his branch’s modernization plans, including the build-up of Arctic infrastructure, in a radio interview with the Russian News Service station on Sunday. Continue reading »
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