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The Drive: Russian media are confused about the deployment of the latest anti-aircraft system C-550

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Russia did not put the latest S-550 anti-aircraft missile system on alert, according to the American publication The Drive. As the author of the article writes, the Russian state media are confused about the deployment of a new anti-aircraft complex.

The message about the setting of the S-550 air defense system on combat duty appeared in the Russian news agency TASS, the author writes. At the same time, the newspaper referred to the message of an unnamed source close to the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to him, the first brigade of the S-550 air defense system took up combat duty.

However, another Russian agency, RIA News"denied the message about the deployment of the S-550 air defense system, stating that even one prototype of the new anti-aircraft system has not yet been built in Russia, not to mention putting the complex on alert. the new complex is being carried out quite actively, but it is too early to talk about its creation even of a prototype.

According to the author of the American edition of The Drive, most likely the TASS source was not talking about the S-550 air defense system, but about the newest S-500 Prometheus, recently adopted by the Russian army. At the same time, he refers to the statement of Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, who announced in September 2021 about the end of the tests of the S-500 air defense system and the beginning of the supply of the complex to the troops.

For the first time, the new anti-aircraft complex became known in early November 2021 after a conference call at the Ministry of Defense, which was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the moment, little is known about the complex itself, it is not a repetition of the Soviet missile defense system, but when creating the S-550, a number of projects that were not implemented at one time were taken into account, which were modernized taking into account the requirements and challenges of our time.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 3 January 2022 10: 27
    +7
    Oh, those "unnamed sources" ...
    Close to ... information.
    Why have such "sources" never been subjected to an exemplary flogging?
    It's about developing owls. secret technique!
    And journalists are forced to disclose such "sources".
    1. The black
      The black 3 January 2022 10: 48
      +6
      And a couple of years ago, the same Western media would have written that all this is fake and cartoons. ... Wise up a little, however ..... but really a little bully
    2. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 3 January 2022 10: 53
      +1
      Only from these sources can you find out more or less truthful information. The systems are classified, and given that the S-550 is a more complex modification of the S-500, sharpened precisely as a missile defense system, it is likely that the sources could confuse these two air defense systems.
      The next tests of the S-500 anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) have been carried out, an informed source in the media said.

      “Recently, the next tests of the S-500 air defense missile systems took place in the Arctic. The long-range missile of the system was launched at a hypersonic target, the target was successfully hit. Tests of the S-500 continue, "- said the interlocutor of RIA Novosti.


      At the same time, tests of the S-550 are not planned in the near future, since "its prototypes have not yet been created, while development is underway."

      Earlier, a source close to the Ministry of Defense reported that the S-550 air defense system successfully passed state tests and took up combat duty.

      https://m.vz.ru/news/2021/12/29/1136677.html

      It became known about the successful testing of the newest Russian anti-aircraft missile system S-500 "Prometheus", developed by the Almaz-Antey Air Defense Concern, to detect and destroy a hypersonic target at a range in the Arctic.



      This was announced on Thursday, December 30, 2021, by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, citing information from its source.



      "The launch of the long-range missile system was carried out at a hypersonic target, the target was successfully hit," an informed source told RIA Novosti.



      On December 20, 2021, it was reported about the planned holding of exercises in the Arctic Circle with the practical interception of a hypersonic missile.



      The S-500 "Prometheus" anti-aircraft missile system successfully spotted, escorted and hit a hypersonic target with an anti-aircraft guided missile at a range of hundreds of kilometers.



      The newest S-500 Prometheus anti-aircraft missile system is designed to destroy medium-range ballistic missiles, and, if necessary, intercontinental ballistic missiles at the end of their flight path. In addition, Prometheus is capable of destroying hypersonic aircraft, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.

      https://anna-news.info/prometej-porazil-giperzvukovuyu-tsel-v-arktike/

      ... In the Arctic, regular tests of the S-500 air defense system have recently passed. At maximum range, a high-altitude hypersonic training target was successfully hit. Tests of the S-500 are ongoing.
      At the same time, tests of the S-550 are not planned in the near future, since the experimental samples have not yet been brought to the test, they are being finalized.
      Let me remind you that yesterday a source close to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the S-550 air defense system successfully passed state tests and took up combat duty.

      https://peremogi.livejournal.com/59228138.html
      1. SKVichyakow
        SKVichyakow 3 January 2022 11: 59
        +2
        Or maybe no one confused anything? And just in this way they want to get more information, for live bait? Already how many such examples have been, they don't really need to bother.
      2. avg avg
        avg avg 3 January 2022 13: 16
        -3
        Is this an excerpt from your analytical note to a foreign friend?
        1. Orange bigg
          Orange bigg 3 January 2022 13: 29
          0
          Quote: avg avg
          Is this an excerpt from your analytical note to a foreign friend?

          I have no foreign friends. I just bring clarity, using quotes from the official media.
      3. venik
        venik 3 January 2022 15: 17
        +2
        Quote: OrangeBigg
        Only from these sources can you find out more or less truthful information. The systems are classified, and given that the S-550 is a more complex modification of the S-500, sharpened precisely as a missile defense system, it is likely that the sources could confuse these two air defense systems.

        ========
        And they could not have been confused ..... All this looks like a deliberately organized metered "drain" of information (mixed with misinformation)! After all, "sewed in a sack - you can't hide it" - all the same, it will not be possible to completely hide the work and testing of anti-missile systems. And so - a potential adversary is in complete "incomprehensibility": what is already there, and what is still being developed ...
        In principle, something similar was used by the secret services of the Third Reich: realizing that it would not be possible to hide large-scale preparations for an attack on the USSR, they organized numerous "leaks" with very different dates: from April to September-October 1941.
        As for the S-500 and S-550, then "God himself ordered", since the S-500 has two independent module (segment) with its own control points and a common CP. At the same time, the "air defense module" is a further development of the S-400, and the "missile defense module" is a possible further development of the S-300V4 anti-missile elements.
        1. In this case, the deployment of a separate S-500 missile defense module under the S-550 index, to strengthen the anti-missile component of the already deployed S-400 regiments;
        2. Considering that back in the USSR, a mobile missile defense system was being developed under the name C-550 (!), having safely "screwed up" in 1986, it cannot be ruled out that this new is a "well forgotten old"! And that adds even more confusion.
        3. There are also versions that the S-550 is nothing more than a slightly modified A-235 "Nudol" (or the A-235 is an addition to the "PRO-module" of the S-500, which gives it new functions)
        4. And finally, it cannot be ruled out that the S-550 is a "development from scratch" .....
        So try to figure it out here! what recourse
        1. vergunovalexandr
          vergunovalexandr 3 January 2022 19: 20
          +1
          More than one US satellite hangs over our continent, and if ours imposed something, the Americans would immediately refute
    3. 28st region
      28st region 3 January 2022 12: 33
      +2
      Do journalists disclose?
      At the meeting, whether Putin or Putin, the article is not very clear, it was said that he had taken up the OBD. Portions of this meeting were shown on TV channel Zvezda, Vesti.
      Why do they do this I do not know, the question is not for me.
      They started talking about the complex in early November, so that they would associate with the downed satellite.
    4. venik
      venik 3 January 2022 13: 21
      +5
      Quote: Victor_B
      Oh, those "unnamed sources" ...
      Close to ... information.
      Why have such "sources" never been subjected to an exemplary flogging?
      It's about developing owls. secret technique!

      ========
      And the fact that such "informed unnamed sources" can be very useful in organizing a "controlled drain" dosed information (or misinformation!) did not think? But the thing is very convenient!
      bully hi
    5. Charik
      Charik 3 January 2022 17: 10
      -2
      but what's wrong with that, if "himself" is lying, then what source cannot lie?
  2. stels_07
    stels_07 3 January 2022 10: 28
    +2
    Do you see a gopher, and he is there!
  3. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 3 January 2022 10: 32
    +8
    It's not the Russian media that got confused, it's your boobies who clicked everything they could yes
  4. HAM
    HAM 3 January 2022 10: 33
    +8
    "Has Russia installed a new complex on the database or not ...?" ---- so live with it now, after insomnia and your appetite will disappear ...
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 3 January 2022 10: 43
      +7
      Quote: HAM
      - so live with it now, after insomnia and appetite will disappear ...

      And then there was diarrhea ... Put it on - did not put it on ... knock it down - it won’t knock it down ... Pluck the chamomile tongue
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid 3 January 2022 12: 23
        +2
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        ... They put them - they didn't put them ... they knock them down - they won't knock them down ... Pluck the chamomile tongue

        Let them reassure themselves that they did not set fool We don't care about their doubts
  5. svoroponov
    svoroponov 3 January 2022 10: 39
    +2
    The S-350, S-400, S-500 are in operation, the S-550 is under development.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 3 January 2022 10: 54
    +2
    The Drive: Russian media are confused about the deployment of the latest anti-aircraft system C-550
    That is why they and the media, with their "not named" sources, so that they could direct the shadow on the fence!
    Eka is unprecedented, it is the same for everyone.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 3 January 2022 12: 24
      +2
      HA-HA-HA! This publication wants to show that it knows everything better than anyone!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 3 January 2022 12: 45
        +2
        This is also a standard. You pretend that you KNOW, and then it doesn't matter how it really is .... sold.
  7. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 3 January 2022 11: 07
    0
    Interestingly the girls are dancing ...! A certain "author" (or "source") retold the translated content of the article in The Drive "in short" into the translated content of the article in The Drive ... after all "and sundry" got acquainted with this content on the Internet! (Maybe in the "military materials", it was, well?) ... Question: what is the value of this information? what
  8. mark1
    mark1 3 January 2022 11: 25
    +3
    On the face of the technique of entangling the enemy)))
    What is easily verifiable and easily confirmed information in the information?
    1. Downed satellite at an altitude of 500 km
    2. There are photographs of at least 4 launchers at the test site in Mirny (Plesetsk)
    Further stuffing of varying degrees of reliability -С-500/550 (well, they did not spill the beans about the S-700)
    Even further conclusions - on the database there is at least a battery / division from the above systems (and therefore already adopted), which of course is to some extent true. Etc.)))
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 3 January 2022 15: 45
      -2
      The C 500 is a pure anti-missile system, and the C 550 is more likely as a further development of the C 400 with an increased range and height, as well as an expanded range of targets to be hit within the framework of air defense.
  9. Amateur
    Amateur 3 January 2022 11: 36
    +3
    Some "unnamed sources" in the form of a journalist who needed money, invent a fake, post it on the network, and refer to it himself. Then another media refers to THIS. On it another, etc. And please, a worldwide sensation was born. And if, at the same time, one of the intermediate instances also makes a mistake when typing the plagiarized text, then you will not find the ends later.
  10. Hitriy Zhuk
    Hitriy Zhuk 3 January 2022 11: 39
    +1
    Quote: Victor_B
    It's about developing owls. secret technique!


    By the way, yes, the journalist kind of tells us "I have my own spies in the Ministry of Defense / MIC".
    Here, shaking the journalist fiercely madly.
  11. Bad Pig (Ham)
    Bad Pig (Ham) 3 January 2022 11: 41
    +3
    As the author of the article writes, the Russian state media are confused about the deployment of a new anti-aircraft complex.

    "a military secret"? no, have not heard!
    any tabloid you have knows everything about strategic deployment in russia (you read it on the tyrnet, yeah) ours got confused ...
  12. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 3 January 2022 11: 47
    +4
    Journalists, now they don't have to know what they are writing about ... wink
    They are humanitarians, moreover, I suppose they passed the exam.
    They are that 500, that 550, everything is the same.
    And not such bloopers happened.
    But the "partners" were strained ... let them guess now.
  13. 501Legion
    501Legion 3 January 2022 12: 03
    +1
    the mattress of course knows better
  14. svoroponov
    svoroponov 3 January 2022 12: 24
    +2
    Most likely, since the mine-based Nudol missile defense missiles, such missiles will be installed in the S-550 on a chassis to make this system mobile for the convenience of rapid deployment in any area to protect an object there. Since the Nudol rockets are impressive in their performance, this will really be a breakthrough.
  15. wandlitz
    wandlitz 3 January 2022 12: 55
    +2
    The Drive: Russian media are confused about the deployment of the latest anti-aircraft system C-550
    They asked a riddle for the West, intensified the diarrhea of ​​the "partners" .....
  16. Fedor M
    Fedor M 3 January 2022 12: 59
    +1
    Fake radar Yenisei has been monitoring the sky for a long time, I don’t know about missiles from five hundred
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  18. Lonely loner
    Lonely loner 4 January 2022 04: 54
    0
    Desa passed.
  19. Siberian-1
    Siberian-1 4 January 2022 20: 18
    0
    There is nothing here. Colonel Zhirinovsky voiced the S-700 being put on alert. Lagging behind. To write off and put everyone in prison.