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Focus: Russian "omnivorous Prometheus" significantly ahead of Western counterparts

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Focus: Russian "omnivorous Prometheus" significantly ahead of Western counterparts

The Russian army will soon receive a new S-500 Prometheus anti-aircraft missile system, capable of hitting any targets, even in space. This was written by Focus, translation of the article was provided by InoTv.


The author of the article published in the publication called the Russian anti-aircraft system S-500 "omnivorous Prometheus" capable of destroying satellites, supersonic rockets and other threats in the sky and space. The so-called "invisible aircraft" will not leave the S-500. The range of his defeat is 600 km, which means that the complex can be used to protect against meteorites and other celestial bodies.

The publication cites the words of the Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces of Russia, Sergei Surovikin, who stated that the S-500 is "the first generation of space defense systems."

The S-500 can destroy virtually all existing and promising air targets in near space and in the atmosphere, therefore it is able to solve strategic missile defense issues. In addition, it is a mobile system, which means that it can be quickly transferred to any threatened area

- said the director of the World Trade Analysis Center weapons Igor Korotchenko.

It is noted that back in 2019, Chinese military experts suggested that the S-500 Prometheus would become one of the most advanced combat systems in the world.

Thus, the publication sums up the results, the Russian army will soon get into service a system that is 15-20 years ahead of its Western counterparts.

As Major-General Sergei Babakov, the head of the Russian Air Forces anti-aircraft missile forces, said on the eve, the S-500 Prometheus air defense system will begin to enter the troops in the coming years. However, he did not specify the exact time of receipt, confining himself to the phrase that "receipt is planned."

It was previously reported that the start of serial deliveries is planned for 2025.


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  1. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 9 July 2020 13: 05 New
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    About meteorites is strongly said. For a cobblestone of several thousand tons, a blow will not even seem like a mosquito bite.
    1. Docx2032
      Docx2032 9 July 2020 13: 11 New
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      It is said correctly. According to the generally accepted classification, a meteorite is a cosmic body up to 30 meters in size. That’s about thousands of tons.

      "Most of the meteorites found have a mass of several grams to several tens of tons (the largest of the meteorites found is the Goba, whose mass was estimated to be about 60 tons."
      1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
        Andrei from Chelyabinsk 9 July 2020 13: 17 New
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        Quote: DocX2032
        According to the generally accepted classification, a meteorite is a cosmic body up to 30 meters in size. That’s about thousands of tons.

        Two in mathematics :))) The volume of a ball with a radius of 10 m is 4 cubic meters. Having a granite density of 188 tons per cubic meter, it will weigh 2,7 thousand tons.
      2. Mikhail m
        Mikhail m 9 July 2020 13: 19 New
        +6
        A ball with a diameter of 30 m is 14000 cubic meters. When the density of the stone meteorite is about 3,5 tons / cube, just thousands of tons are obtained. The Chelyabinsk meteorite, according to calculations, had an initial mass of about 7000 tons. Flew significantly less.
        1. Charik
          Charik 9 July 2020 16: 24 New
          +1
          ha, but didn’t I see how something rammed him
      3. Hwostatij
        Hwostatij 9 July 2020 13: 22 New
        +1
        And how much, in your opinion, should a 30-meter meteorite weigh?
      4. NEXUS
        NEXUS 9 July 2020 18: 54 New
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        Quote: DocX2032
        "Most of the meteorites found have a mass of several grams to several tens of tons (the largest of the meteorites found is the Goba, whose mass was estimated to be about 60 tons."

        Thunder-stone was seen in St. Petersburg ... it weighed 2000 tons in its raw form.
        In its original form, the stone weighed about 2000 tons and had approximate dimensions: length - 13 meters, height - 8 meters, width - 6 meters.

        And this is not even 30 meters, which Andrei from Chelyabinsk speaks of.
    2. IGOR GORDEEV
      IGOR GORDEEV 9 July 2020 13: 11 New
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      Quote: Michael m
      About meteorites is strongly said. For a cobblestone of several thousand tons, a blow will not even seem like a mosquito bite.

      Here was the legendary meteorite Chelyabinsk. Could the s-500 missile hit it if the complex were near Chelyabinsk? Another question is what would happen to a meteorite after a rocket hit it?
      1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
        Andrei from Chelyabinsk 9 July 2020 13: 18 New
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        Quote: IGOR GORDEEV
        Another question is what would happen to a meteorite after a rocket hit it?

        I would swear and fly further :)))) Severe Chelyabinsk meteorite :)))
        1. novel66
          novel66 9 July 2020 13: 40 New
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          so you can vigorous with something, it doesn’t hurt
          1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
            Andrei from Chelyabinsk 9 July 2020 14: 10 New
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            If there is a nuclear warhead on the S-500 - probably yes
        2. Vestovoi
          Vestovoi 9 July 2020 15: 03 New
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          Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
          Quote: IGOR GORDEEV
          Another question is what would happen to a meteorite after a rocket hit it?

          I would swear and fly further :)))) Severe Chelyabinsk meteorite :)))

          So it would be ..)))) Thank you, I laughed heartily ... laughing
      2. venik
        venik 9 July 2020 16: 04 New
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        Quote: IGOR GORDEEV
        Another question is what would happen to a meteorite after a rocket hit it?

        ========
        Question to question: Is the missile with nuclear warhead or "conventional warhead?"
    3. Orange
      Orange bigg 9 July 2020 13: 14 New
      +6
      So he is unlikely to knock meteorites. The capabilities of the system are certainly impressive.
      Russian S-500 systems were successfully fired by anti-aircraft guided missiles as part of tests at one of the Russian firing ranges and are currently being prepared for transfer to the troops.


      “The S-500 is capable of detecting, tracking as targets traditional for such systems - aircraft of all types, tactical and operational-tactical missiles, ballistic missiles, as well as drones and promising hypersonic missiles. The system operates in a wide range: in the atmosphere and near space, at altitudes of about 270-300 kilometers, ”said Igor Korotchenko.

      https://avia.pro/news/stalo-izvestno-o-pervom-primenenii-rossiyskoy-zrs-s-500-prometey
      1. Gorecc
        Gorecc 9 July 2020 13: 30 New
        +2
        avia.pro to put it mildly, does not cause trust, those are still storytellers and fakecomets)
        1. Orange
          Orange bigg 9 July 2020 14: 13 New
          +2
          Quote: Gorecc
          avia.pro to put it mildly, does not cause trust, those are still storytellers and fakecomets)


          It's all right?
          The expert said that the exact characteristics of the S-500 are classified today, but it is known that it is "omnivorous."

          “The S-500 is capable of detecting, tracking as targets traditional for such systems - aircraft of all types, tactical and operational-tactical missiles, ballistic missiles, as well as drones and promising hypersonic missiles. The system operates in a wide range: in the atmosphere and near space, on heights of the order of 270-300 kilometers, "said Korotchenko.

          https://ria.ru/20200703/1573847839.html
    4. neri73-r
      neri73-r 9 July 2020 13: 16 New
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      Quote: Michael m
      For a cobblestone of several thousand tons, a blow will not even seem like a mosquito bite.

      If you dream up, for example, a nuclear warhead, why not.
    5. astepanov
      astepanov 9 July 2020 15: 27 New
      -1
      It says about (quote) "meteorites and other celestial bodies." Others mean comets, asteroids, different planets, stars and other trifles. Here the striped announced that the moon is their tapericha. And we ka-ak shy on her from the S-500! You won’t be spoiled with us and you’ll sit out in another galaxy, said the commander in chief - he did it!
    6. tikhonov66
      tikhonov66 10 July 2020 13: 05 New
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      "Shooting down meteorites" is not only useless.
      But even more than that - VERY even HARMFUL.
      8- (
      "Shoot down" - those goals, the main damaging factors make sense - are due to their INTERNAL energy (explosive energy, etc.). In this case, “shooting down” either prevents their undermining (in the case of nuclear filling of the target), or causes premature undermining of the target at a height where the release of this energy is relatively safe.
      whereas for "dynamic" goals - the basic energy of which is concentrated in their kinetic energy - an attempt to "bring them down" - can only INCREASE their kinetic energy. This means that in the place of the inevitable fall of such a (kinetic) goal, not only its own energy will be released, but also the energy spent on trying to "bring down".
      - and if in the case of a "kinetic" projectile - it can somehow be deviated from the trajectory - so that its energy is released in a "safe place" (assuming that the projectile was attached to a place where it can cause maximum harm)
      - then in the case of a meteorite having an unforeseen shape, the distribution of masses and flying - “not specifically targeting anywhere” - an attempt to “knock it down” (detonate) - will only EXAMPLE the consequences of a meteorite falling by increasing the total kinetic energy of its debris by the energy of detonation of meteorite-dropping ammunition.

      - and this is the materiel ...
  2. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 9 July 2020 13: 07 New
    +7
    I would not say omnivorous))) ... but multitasking and advanced in defeating various classes of targets ... and even in combination with other systems for constructing layered air defense, this is an excellent link ...
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 9 July 2020 13: 15 New
    +5
    It will be omnivores, this is understandable, but it will not be the fly swatter that they will spend on every little thing.
    In general, the “arm lengthens”, but everything else remains no less important, because the epic with drones, swarms and other small shadows only picks up speed, etc. !!!
    1. tikhonov66
      tikhonov66 10 July 2020 13: 10 New
      +1
      drones, swarms and other small-scale

      - EW should do all this.
      And including various "explosive" ammunition delivered to the target, including - and air defense missiles.
      - Well, like - flies to itself such a "swarm of drones" - in its center such ammunition is undermined - and pse ...
      Unmanned aerial vehicles are still flying - but no one knows - who and where.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 10 July 2020 13: 54 New
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        Counter options will be different. New methods of struggle and the classic shooting of the most protected and persistent ... COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH!
  4. Hwostatij
    Hwostatij 9 July 2020 13: 20 New
    +2
    I once watched a movie where Americans smashed pieces of an asteroid from patriots and stingers. He laughed heartily. The author of this opus, it seems, also saw that Hollywood miscarriage, but took it seriously.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 11 July 2020 10: 37 New
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      I would have looked "armagide-ts" sholi. A fairy tale, but there is an element of reality there. In short, without a tough nut, neither there nor syuda.
  5. Antidote
    Antidote 9 July 2020 13: 20 New
    -8
    Picking in the nose, as with the pack, yes.
  6. Gorecc
    Gorecc 9 July 2020 13: 21 New
    -14
    whom is he ahead of? sm-3 out of competition ..
    1. NOMADE
      NOMADE 9 July 2020 13: 33 New
      +6
      Controversial information, in terms of air defense, Patriot missile system did not completely come close to the capabilities of the 300
      1. Gorecc
        Gorecc 9 July 2020 13: 51 New
        -14
        Now it’s not about the patriots. In terms of the United States missile defense system, they are far ahead of the competition. I think even China in this matter is more successful than Russia.
    2. lucul
      lucul 9 July 2020 15: 38 New
      +3
      whom is he ahead of? sm-3 out of competition ..

      So he, like the Iron Dome, works only for a non-maneuvering target ....
  7. demchuk.ig
    demchuk.ig 9 July 2020 13: 46 New
    -7
    And first of all, we will sell it to our "best friends" -Chines and Turks.
    1. mdsr
      mdsr 9 July 2020 15: 29 New
      -3
      Quote: demchuk.ig
      And first of all, we will sell it to our "best friends" -Chines and Turks.

      First of all, they will build for themselves in order to carry on exhibitions, so to speak, and parades.
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  9. edhjradubic
    edhjradubic 9 July 2020 13: 52 New
    -6
    When it appears, it will be seen, but for now there is a version of the SM-3 of various modifications, which the Russian Federation unfortunately does not have, but for some reason Focus does not mention this.
    1. qaz
      qaz 9 July 2020 14: 51 New
      +8
      SM-3 works on targets with a pre-known flight path.
    2. lucul
      lucul 9 July 2020 15: 39 New
      +5
      When it appears, it will be seen, but for now there is a version of the SM-3 of various modifications, which the Russian Federation unfortunately does not have, but for some reason Focus does not mention this.

      There is A-235 Nudol)))
  10. kig
    kig 9 July 2020 15: 06 New
    -1
    . the complex can be used to protect against meteorites and other celestial bodies.
    the fall velocity of the Chelyabinsk meteorite was from 20 to 70 km / s. Is it how much M? Roughly speaking, from 60 to 210 mach. Really get it? And in general, until now, no one has seen meteorites until they fall.
    1. mdsr
      mdsr 9 July 2020 15: 37 New
      +2
      Quote: kig
      Roughly speaking, from 60 to 210 mach. Really get it?

      Yes this is bullshit. Tales of zhurnalyug and some of our "military experts" are nonsense of a madman or a paid villain. They have nothing to do with reality.
  11. nobody111body
    nobody111body 9 July 2020 16: 24 New
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    stupidity — this system is not used anywhere; a certain “dark person” is waiting for something — well, at least one airplane was shot down for prestige; Or maybe they really came up with meteorites?
  12. Vitaly gusin
    Vitaly gusin 9 July 2020 18: 56 New
    -2
    Thus, the publication sums up, the Russian army will soon receive the system, 15-20 years ahead of Western counterparts.
    It was previously reported that the start of serial deliveries is planned for 2025.


    Arrow-3 is a means of counteracting medium-range ballistic missiles, that is, launched from a distance of 3000-3500 to 5000-5500 km to an altitude of 100 km.
    1. yfast
      yfast 9 July 2020 23: 53 New
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      Sleep well, dear comrade.
  13. DPN
    DPN 9 July 2020 21: 33 New
    0
    Of course I would like to believe, but we need a check, at least erroneous.
  14. DIM (a)
    DIM (a) 11 July 2020 17: 08 New
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    and the precedent would be interesting if the air defense / pro was fired at by cosmic objects (meteors, meteorites ... comets), a very remarkable demonstration and the Main thing visible to all. And no matter what the warhead will be.