Russia began serial production of missiles for the S-500 Prometey complex
The Ministry of Defense is preparing to put the S-500 Prometheus anti-aircraft missile systems on alert, the Russian military industry has begun mass production of missiles for the latest air defense systems.
There are data on the serial production of missiles for the S-500 anti-aircraft complex. The production is carried out by the enterprises belonging to Almaz-Antey, in accordance with the contract concluded at the end of 2020 between the Ministry of Defense and the concern. The delivery of missiles to the troops will begin next year, 2022.
According to a source in the military-industrial complex referred to TASS, Almaz-Antey is manufacturing serial missiles for the S-500 air defense missile systems, not a pilot batch.
Earlier it was reported about the conclusion of a contract for the supply of more than ten S-500 anti-aircraft missile systems to the troops, a more accurate figure was not announced. According to the available data, the agreement was signed within the framework of the last international aerospace show MAKS-2021.
According to available information, the minimum set of equipment for the S-500 "Prometheus" will consist of a combat command post with an automatic control system (ACS), a radar complex, a multifunctional "illumination" radar and up to 12 anti-aircraft missile launchers based on Russian or Belarusian-made tractors. ...
To date, tests of the newest anti-aircraft complex continue, they should be completed by the end of this year. As previously reported in the Ministry of Defense, the new S-500 air defense system will not replace the existing anti-aircraft systems and complexes, but will only supplement them, occupying a niche between the S-400 Triumph air defense systems and the stationary A-135. At the same time, the S-500 will become the basis for a unified national air and missile defense (air defense-missile defense) system being created in Russia. The complex can be easily integrated into a single system with air defense systems of previous generations and other models of Russian production.