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New Russian anti-aircraft missile system (AAMS) s-500 is unique in the world. This opinion was expressed by experts of the American edition The National Interest.
“Although not all possible C-500 has been demonstrated to the West, reason to doubt the capabilities of Russian air defense systems there,” — said the authors of the article.
As writes the edition, the C-500 has an “unprecedented ability to intercept ballistic missiles and satellites at a high altitude and extremely long distances”. It is noted that AAMS can use several types of missiles depending on distance and level of potential threats. In particular, in repelling an attack ballistic missile system uses missiles, capable of hitting targets that move at a speed of seven kilometers per second.
According to sources, The National Interest in the defense industry, Russia has recently tested s-500 at record distances. As reported by the American media, Russian air defense missile systems successfully hit a target at a distance of 299 miles (480 kilometers), about 50 miles (80 kilometers) are more than able to overcome any other similar system. In addition, as noted by the experts, the s-500 can shoot down objects at altitudes of up to 200 kilometers and can target stealth aircraft.
S-500 is designed for the simultaneous detection and interception of up to 10 ballistic supersonic targets flying at a speed of seven kilometers per second, as well as the destruction of warheads of hypersonic missiles. The range of the system is 600 kilometers. The first C-500, the Russian military will receive in 2020.
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