Russia's S-500, its newest air defence missile system commenced testing.
“For the time being, the system has successfully passed a certain stage of inspections,” Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said at the 3rd International Military Technical Forum "Army-2017.
Specialists currently test the antiaircraft guided anti-missile, designed to intercept targets in the upper atmosphere. However, according to the plan, the transfer of the system to the armed forces is scheduled for 2020, Pravadu.ru reported Tuesday.
The prospective S-500 complex belongs to a new generation of air defense systems. This is a universal long-range, high-altitude intercept system with an enhanced missile defense capability.
The third international military forum "Army-2017" opened at Patriot Park near Moscow. The exhibition showcases advanced achievements of the defense industry complex, promising models of Russian and foreign equipment - about 18,500 developments from 1,200 enterprises.
Russias most advanced S-500 air defense system will shortly be completing trials as some of its elements have already undergone testing. Almaz-Antey Deputy CEO for Foreign Economic Activity Vyacheslav Dzirkaln told during MAKS-2017 international airshow on Thursday, "some elements of the new S-500 antiaircraft missile system have now successfully passed the basic part of trials", TASS reports
Russian next-generation S-500 surface-to-air missile system would be able to engage targets above the earths surface. The new S-500 missile system would be able to engage targets in the upper layer of the atmosphere, 100 kilometers [62 miles] above the Earths surface, Pavel Sozinov, chief engineer of the Russian defense corporation Almaz-Antey, was quoted as saying by
Russian army will soon acquire military equipment based on new physical principles, hypersonic weapons and next-generation S-500 missile defence systems. “A test unit of Russia's next-generation S-500 air defense system would be ready by 2020
Russia has plans to unveil 2018-2025 state arms procurement program that features supply of next-generation S-500 missile defense systems, Sukhoi PAK FA fifth-generation fighter aircraft as well as tanks based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. The 2018-2025 State Armaments Program, part of Russia's defense policy, is expected to be unveiled by mid-2017
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed interest in the joint production of new generation S-500 air and missile defense system with Russia. “I have contacted President Putin with a proposal about the joint production of the S-500,” Erdogan said in an interview with 24 TV Thursday
Russia will launch the development of S-500 Prometey surface-to-air missile/anti-ballistic missile system in 2018. “The development of the transport machine, the loading vehicle, the loading and unloading equipment for the air defence missile system S-500 is to be launched in 2018,” Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec State Corporation said in an email statement Tuesday
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is interested in acquiring a future Russian missile system S-500, currently under development, local media reports. “In our talks with [Russia President Vladimir] Putin we are not thinking of stopping with the S-400s
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