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Russia's S-500 Air Defense System

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.

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