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Russia's weapons: S-500 will be able to strike targets in near space

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Until the end of 2020, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will receive the latest S-500 “Prometheus. With their advent, the capabilities of the Russian anti-aircraft missile defense can fundamentally change.


Recall that the S-500 system is another milestone in the development of domestic air defense systems. Develops a Russian air defense system weapons Almaz-Antey concern, and mass production is planned to begin in the second half of this year. The main feature of the S-500, experts call a separate solution to the tasks of destroying ballistic and aerodynamic targets.

The S-500 air defense missile system is primarily designed to combat medium-range ballistic missiles with a launch range of up to 3500 km. But the S-500 can intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles in the final section of their trajectory. In addition, the S-500 complex is capable of detecting and destroying aerodynamic targets - cruise missiles, aircraft and helicopters of the enemy. Even the cosmic speeds of ballistic missiles are not an obstacle to the complex.

The expansion of the range of targets for the S-500 occurred due to an increase in the power of radar and the creation of new missiles that can operate outside the atmosphere, where aerodynamic control is not possible.

Since Prometheus can destroy targets at altitudes of up to almost 200 km, it is actually not only an air defense system, but also an anti-space weapon. The S-500 can shoot down targets in near space. One locator of the complex is designed for maximum heights, the other locator - for targets that fly relatively close, at a distance of up to 30 kilometers. A plane, a cruise or ballistic missile, a satellite - each of these targets will be monitored by its own separate radar, and the S-500 will be able to shoot them down using specialized weapons.

An undoubted advantage of the S-500 is the ability to integrate the complex with other anti-ballistic systems, which was originally laid down in the architecture of Prometheus. We are talking about such systems as the A-253 Nudol, the S-400 and S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as the Air Force interceptor aircraft.

Until recently, the A-235 multi-channel missile defense system with the Nudol complex and short-range and long-range interceptors up to 1000 km was deployed only around the country's capital - Moscow and surrounding cities. The appearance of the S-500, according to many experts, will ensure reliable missile defense of vast territories, and then the Russian Federation as a whole.


Military analysts believe that the S-500 outperforms the American Aegis and THAAD missile defense systems. They seem to be also capable of destroying ballistic missiles in the initial phase of the flight, but Russian military experts believe that the loud statements of the American side are not confirmed by concrete facts, for example, by tests of anti-ballistic systems that would test their real capabilities. Therefore, we can conclude that only Russia currently has the most advanced air defense and missile defense system in the world.

According to the general designer of the Almaz-Antey concern, Pavel Sozinov, Russian S-500 missile defense systems should be able to withstand not only existing weapons, but also those means that will appear in a probable enemy in 5, 7, and even in 10 years.
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  1. Keeping
    Keeping April 13 2020 19: 02 New
    -25
    Why do we need it now, if everything is quarantined?
    1. Svarog
      Svarog April 13 2020 19: 06 New
      -8
      Quote: Keeping
      Why do we need it now, if everything is quarantined?

      This viral attack, clearly showed .. that actually the presence of the right virus .. and most importantly vaccinations from it, more reliable than any air defense ..
      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha April 13 2020 19: 11 New
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        The case when more is better.
        Viruses should have their own vaccinations. From attacks from the air.
        It’s a pity they didn’t come up with vaccines from stupidity and greed.
        1. SRC P-15
          SRC P-15 April 13 2020 19: 16 New
          +4
          Russia's Arms: S-500 will be able to strike at targets in near space

          Air Defense Forces Day continues! Respect and respect to the author! good
        2. really
          really April 13 2020 20: 59 New
          -3
          Invented, but it's inhumane fellow
          1. Range
            Range April 13 2020 21: 17 New
            +1
            Of course it’s not humane to defend oneself. soldier
        3. codetalker
          codetalker April 13 2020 23: 03 New
          -1
          What is really a pity is that the viruses of greed and stupidity have low mortality ...
      2. Nitarius
        Nitarius April 14 2020 07: 22 New
        -1
        let's say it right .. not VACCINATION .. but POISON. to ditch you!
    2. Doccor18
      Doccor18 April 13 2020 23: 17 New
      +1
      The quarantine is fleeting, and the homeland must always be protected.
      The S-500 is a serious argument for democrats of all stripes.
  2. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z April 13 2020 19: 02 New
    +3
    So far, the main words in the promising types of armaments being created are that they CAN.
    They can - great, but it's better not to check in practice! Only on targets!
    1. military_cat
      military_cat April 13 2020 19: 13 New
      -5
      high-profile statements by the American side are not confirmed by specific facts, for example, by tests of anti-ballistic systems, which would make it possible to verify their real capabilities
      The United States just shot down an anti-missile defense missile target in space (satellite). And the Chinese. And the Indians.
      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha April 13 2020 19: 23 New
        +4
        Well, to shoot down a well-known target, going strictly according to the given coordinates, at a constant speed is such a missile defense test. KVM.
        1. military_cat
          military_cat April 13 2020 19: 30 New
          -1
          ICBMs in space are as predictable as a satellite in orbit. It moves along a predictable ballistic trajectory. The position and speed are detected by the radar - the entire remaining trajectory is automatically calculated until the moment it enters the atmosphere.
          1. Egor53
            Egor53 April 13 2020 21: 33 New
            -1
            And who, dear War Cat, told you that a ballistic missile cannot change its flight path before entering the atmosphere?
            1. military_cat
              military_cat April 13 2020 21: 46 New
              +5
              The word "ballistic" speaks about it.
        2. Octopus
          Octopus April 14 2020 01: 08 New
          +2
          Quote: Mitroha
          Well, knock down a known target that goes strictly along given coordinates, at a constant speed, such a missile defense

          That is yes. But, on the other hand, all such things starting from a certain size are registered, in an open catalog.

          So "conditionally hitting a conditional target," and even more so just lying, as usual, will not work.
      2. SRC P-15
        SRC P-15 April 13 2020 19: 29 New
        +3
        Quote: military_cat
        The United States just shot down an anti-missile defense missile target in space (satellite). And the Chinese. And the Indians.

        And the Soviet Union! yes
        1. military_cat
          military_cat April 13 2020 19: 32 New
          +3
          USSR did not hit the satellite missile defense... He put the spacecraft (IS) into orbit, synchronized the orbit in 1-2 orbits, and then intercepted. Anti-missiles cannot operate according to this scheme, they have no time to synchronize their orbit.

          This is not a complaint, if that - then no one could intercept the satellite with a missile defense, only in the XNUMXst century it was possible.
          1. SRC P-15
            SRC P-15 April 13 2020 19: 44 New
            +4
            Quote: military_cat
            This is not a complaint, if that - then no one could intercept the satellite with a missile defense, only in the XNUMXst century it was possible.

            In 1991, the USSR launched a space interceptor from an Mig-31D aircraft. But in the future, in connection with known events, the development was stopped. Currently, it seems that development has continued. hi
            1. Octopus
              Octopus April 14 2020 01: 09 New
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              Quote: СРЦ П-15
              And the Soviet Union!

              Quote: СРЦ П-15
              In 1991, the USSR launched a space interceptor missile from a Mig-31D aircraft

              Do not understand. In connection with the well-known events did the rocket stop before the target was hit?
          2. Do not care
            Do not care April 18 2020 14: 42 New
            0
            In 1978, the most famous ASAT program launched with the ASM-135 rocket. The missile was suspended under the F-15 aircraft. In September 1985, the ASM-135 rocket hit the Solwind P78-1 satellite flying at an altitude of 555 km.
            The rocket, with its low weight (1200 kg), had three stages, the last of which was a miniature MHV interceptor with an IR sensor, a set of corrective engines and a computer. It was the first hit-to-kill interceptor in the world.

      3. Peter is not the first
        Peter is not the first April 13 2020 20: 35 New
        +1
        All the same, the loudness of the statements of American specialists is more susceptible to the facts of successful tests than the "loud" words in this article (I hope experts do not say so specifically about the S-500 without facts). Although this is the difference between specialists, journalists and bosses and officials. I hope that the tests will be carried out, and if they have already been carried out, then at least partially we will learn about their success, to the extent of nondisclosure of military secrets.
        1. military_cat
          military_cat April 13 2020 21: 01 New
          +1
          If they are carried out, we will find out about it - it is imperceptibly impossible to bring down an object in space, the entire near-Earth space is controlled by different countries to protect spacecraft from space debris.
          1. Peter is not the first
            Peter is not the first April 13 2020 21: 08 New
            0
            But we find out about this not in the message of the Russian mass media, but by the noise and stench of the "partners" that we have created new difficulties in their "peaceful" use of space.
            1. military_cat
              military_cat April 13 2020 21: 11 New
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              Nothing wrong. Neither the Chinese nor the Indians conducted their tests of intercepting satellites in orbit with a missile defense. The Russian Foreign Ministry also does not lag behind: https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3592755
            2. Octopus
              Octopus April 14 2020 01: 12 New
              +2
              Quote: Peter is not the first
              created new difficulties in their "peaceful" use of space.

              If we assume that the numbers in the article are correct, then there will be no problems. Claims to China were associated with a high orbit, on which the pieces of the satellite live for a very long time. 200 km is almost the atmosphere, there the life span of the garbage is weeks, the first months.
            3. Peter is not the first
              Peter is not the first April 16 2020 08: 48 New
              0
              So it has begun, the head of the space command has already expressed concern that testing the Nudol missile is dangerous for their "peaceful" reconnaissance satellite, and in general we are bad, and they are all white and fluffy.
              And the missiles that they have, with an intercept height of up to 1500 km, are probably against aliens or meteorites.
      4. helmi8
        helmi8 April 13 2020 21: 14 New
        +2
        Quote: military_cat
        The United States just shot down an anti-missile defense missile target in space (satellite).

        It was not about satellites, but about
        They seem to be also capable of destroying initial ballistic missilesHowever, Russian military experts believe that high-profile statements by the American side not supported by specific facts, for example, by testing missile defense systems that would test their real capabilities.
        1. military_cat
          military_cat April 13 2020 21: 21 New
          -3
          The satellite is a model of an ICBM warhead in the transatmospheric section of the trajectory. Only moving at a higher speed, since the satellite's trajectory is orbital, and the ICBM is suborbital.
  3. Mytholog
    Mytholog April 13 2020 19: 03 New
    0
    Listen ... T-90M is already with the guards, S-500 - by the end of the year. The good news is the waterfall rod today))
  4. Vtobus
    Vtobus April 13 2020 19: 44 New
    -1
    Please pay attention to the heading "Russian Weapons: S-500 Can Strike Targets in Near Space". Namely, the word "nanosit". Yes, yes, without a soft sign. Not "can cause", but "can do". An interesting semantic shade is obtained. Like, what is he doing? They say it can do it right now. Or is it a response to criticism like:
    - why does the s-500 not shoot at air targets? Why not adapted to work on airplanes? Why didn’t he hit a single target during the tests?
    - well it ... and he can nanosit on targets in space ..
    But I think there is just a "forgotten" soft sign in the verb
  5. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 April 13 2020 19: 54 New
    -2
    Against 12000 satellites, Ilona Mask needs to come up with something else, cheaper.
    1. stalki
      stalki April 13 2020 20: 18 New
      +3
      Against 12000 satellites, Ilona Mask needs to come up with something else, cheaper.
      And where are the satellites? Yes, even for the Internet. Yes, while there are 60 of them for the test system. In addition, this is intended to create demand for the not yet created eldership.
      1. 7,62h54
        7,62h54 April 13 2020 20: 50 New
        +3
        You are new to Starlink.
        1. stalki
          stalki April 13 2020 21: 18 New
          +1
          You are new to Starlink.
          Do you mean good? Well, tell me, what exactly in these satellites should provoke their destruction with the s-500 symptom?
          1. 7,62h54
            7,62h54 April 13 2020 21: 54 New
            -1
            I say, we need a cheaper system. C500 is expensive. For you a little about Starlink.
            60 Starlink v0.9 satellites launched in May 2019 have the following features:
            - Flat design with several high-performance antennas and one solar battery;
            - Weight: 227 kg;
            - Hall effect thrusters using krypton gas as fuel to adjust orbit, maintain altitude and deflection;
            - Navigation system Star Tracker for precise guidance;

            In addition, each Starlink satellite has four phased array antennas that operate in the Ku and Ka bands.

            Further it is possible not to continue, or is it still not clear?
            1. stalki
              stalki April 13 2020 22: 34 New
              +2
              First you understand me, where does the s-500 and satellites mask? The fact that the mask has swung at the monopoly of satellite Internet is already understandable. The fact that the satellites themselves will interfere with everyone and everything in such quantities is clear to the student, that they will capture a large part of the range also need not be explained. And the problems will be especially with interference, etc. etc. But again I ask why with the S-500 to shoot down the satellites mask? She is not created for this. They will find their signal than jamming in our territory. Especially if the brave American ... warriors decide to use these technologies for themselves. And if they need to be disabled, then a completely different concept is needed for this.
            2. stalki
              stalki April 13 2020 22: 54 New
              +1
              Sorry, I read it quickly, I slipped through the "cheaper system", sorry I did not see it. Now everything fell into place. Of course, now we understand each other.
            3. stalki
              stalki April 13 2020 22: 57 New
              0
              By God, sometimes I miss an important detail from a smart. I apologize. I’m reading it, I’ll take a closer look.
            4. Octopus
              Octopus April 14 2020 01: 15 New
              0
              Quote: 7,62x54
              C500 is expensive

              And to no avail. They have 500-1000 orbits.
      2. Range
        Range April 13 2020 21: 22 New
        -3
        There was a job for Peresvet.
      3. military_cat
        military_cat April 13 2020 22: 11 New
        +1
        Quote: stalki
        Yes, while there are 60 of them for the test system.

        There are currently 358 active in orbit. (Data for April 2020.)
  6. Pavel57
    Pavel57 April 13 2020 20: 27 New
    +1
    The main thing is not to shoot such a missile at all.
  7. flicker
    flicker April 13 2020 20: 47 New
    0
    According to the general designer of the Almaz-Antey concern, Pavel Sozinov, Russian S-500 missile defense systems must be able to withstand not only existing weapons

    These words of Sozinov were published in the media on February 10, 2020.
    Why raise this topic now two months later?
    Raise this topic against the backdrop of the fight against coronavirus?
    ***
    Well then, you could tell about the Israeli "iron dome".
  8. mvg
    mvg April 13 2020 20: 57 New
    +4
    I'll cry right now. Touching article
  9. abvgdeika
    abvgdeika April 13 2020 20: 59 New
    +2
    And also extinguish the stars laughing
  10. iouris
    iouris April 13 2020 22: 59 New
    0
    Quote: Military analysts believe that the S-500 outperforms the American Aegis and THAAD missile defense systems. The end of the quote.
    The S-500 should "outperform" the US aerospace attack.
  11. Warrior MorePhoto
    Warrior MorePhoto April 13 2020 23: 03 New
    0
    Those. P. Sozinov says that the C 500 will bring down hypersonic missiles ???
    1. silver_roman
      silver_roman April 13 2020 23: 10 New
      -1
      But didn’t they talk about the s400? What is the difference between c400 and c500? wassat
      I really want to understand her throw tomatoes!
      p. s. all this dream reminds a story with our Strategic Rocket Forces. It seems that the American pro cannot intercept the yars. and so about all the Strategic Missile Forces rockets. Now it’s the avant-garde, which maneuvers almost 1000 km left and right so that it is not shot down. But damn missile defense is designed to drive a rocket on the accelerating sections of the trajectory .... I'm just completely confused
  12. silver_roman
    silver_roman April 13 2020 23: 06 New
    0
    how much I read about s300, s400, 500 I still do not understand the global difference. Well, well, 300 has 100500 different modifications, each has different radars, etc. but how is 400 different from 500? PUs seem to be the same. are the radars different? it’s like if you created a missile at 400 km range, then it’s like 400 and 500 can use it. The main highlight of the target is the radar. so what the hell is the difference? I do not drive and do not joke, who would explain ...
    1. Antropos
      Antropos April 14 2020 22: 31 New
      0
      Another 400 did not finish. There is potential for modernization for 15-20 years. 500 harmful product, as for me. She does not solve unique problems. To consider how an attempt to make a universal system instead of 200 + 400 + Nudol is also difficult. For the army, it is not needed (see above about 400), but, as an object defense, it is too universal and expensive. It's just that someone is cold in the shadow of Raspletin and Bunkin.
  13. Klingon
    Klingon April 13 2020 23: 13 New
    0
    but I liked THIS piece of the article ____ # high-profile statements by the American side are not confirmed by concrete facts, for example, by tests of anti-ballistic systems that would allow testing their real capabilities. Therefore, we can conclude that only Russia currently has the most advanced air defense and missile defense system in the world. # ___
    it is excellent, and I believe that it is!
    and now remember the Yadrendviglo-Rocket,
    Phaser Peresvet and the Kraken - WHERE are the CARL trials? where are the test videos ?? Where are the product specifications? or is it too high-profile statements ???
    1. Octopus
      Octopus April 14 2020 01: 16 New
      -1
      Quote: Klingon
      or is it too high-profile statements ???

      Weird question.
      1. Klingon
        Klingon April 14 2020 10: 42 New
        0
        what is strange. They often twist noodles on our ears. Striped if something is experienced, the videos appear on the respective portals. although the performance characteristics of products are sometimes classified. and we are shown cartoons, mock-ups and CGI, and even that one is poorly done (there in the video with the Phaser pass, you can see how the graphon slows down when the emitter turns)
        1. Octopus
          Octopus April 14 2020 11: 19 New
          +3
          Quote: Klingon
          They often twist noodles on our ears.

          Us always twist the noodles on the ears.
  14. Peter Tverdokhlebov
    Peter Tverdokhlebov April 14 2020 04: 51 New
    +1
    At first it was written that the complex is capable of intercepting warheads of ballistic missiles with a range of up to 3500 km, then it is said that it is possible to intercept the ICBM warhead.

    You already decide what it is capable of, that is, it is not capable of intercepting a ballistic missile warhead with a range of 4500 km?
    1. dirk182
      dirk182 April 14 2020 09: 07 New
      +1
      another worthless article, about nothing! time goes by, and the S-500 is all "on paper". In a diving economy, the release of the complex is generally questionable.
  15. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 14 2020 08: 34 New
    -1
    That's good. In general, I believe that we need different types of missile defense in such quantities that no piece of iron flies through our border without our permission.
  16. dirk182
    dirk182 April 14 2020 09: 05 New
    +1
    that the loud statements of the American side are not confirmed by concrete facts, for example, by tests of anti-ballistic systems that would make it possible to verify their real capabilities. Therefore, we can concludethat only Russia currently has the most advanced air defense and missile defense system in the world.
    The author, of course, I understand, self-isolation and all that ... but at least provide facts of verification of the real capabilities of our complexes.
    I conclude: the article is written solely for IGO considerations) the time is vague, self-isolation. It is necessary to cheer up the citizens. In the spirit of RIA news, which also tells us:
    Russia will lay down six warships in April, despite a pandemic
    . If not bread, then circuses!
  17. NordUral
    NordUral April 14 2020 14: 24 New
    -1
    will
    As always - one extra letter. And how tired she is in such messages!
    1. Vtobus
      Vtobus April 16 2020 07: 32 New
      +1
      I agree. It is necessary to write "can cause" or "can cause"