Entering the Production Stage, Vladimir Putin Says The S-500 Will Be a Fighting Force For the Next Decade

Entering the Production Stage, Vladimir Putin Says The S-500 Will Be a Fighting Force For the Next Decade
Russian S-500 missile system

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin recently announced that his army could deploy the S-500 in the near future. The S-500 itself is claimed to be the most advanced and powerful air defense system in the world.

This defense system is used to intercept enemy aircraft and ballistic missiles at hypersonic speeds. The Russian president's remarks came when he gave a speech in front of graduates of a military college in Moscow, early last May, TASS reported.

Quoted from TASS.com, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the presence of the S-500 will determine the combat capabilities of the army and navy for years and decades to come.

The president, who was once a spy, added that the S-500 defense system can also hit satellite targets, and there is no match in the world.

The S-500 is Russia's newest hypersonic surface-to-air missile or anti-ballistic missile system which is intended to replace the role of the A-135, and complement the S-400.

Quoted from Defense View, the developer of the S-500, Almaz-Antey Air Defense Concern said the S-500 is designed to intercept and destroy intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as hypersonic cruise missiles and air defense aircraft against Airborne Early Warning and Control and for aircraft jamming.

The company estimates that the S-500 can reach targets as far as 600 km or 370 miles. This defense system can detect and simultaneously destroy 10 ballistic missile targets traveling up to 7 km/s (4.3 mi/s).

Its ability to reach hypersonic targets because the missiles from the S-500 are capable of traveling at speeds of Mach 5. In addition to air targets, the S-500 can also be used as a defense system against unmanned platforms or drones, low-earth orbit satellites, and space weapons.

Almaz-Antey head Yan Novikov said the company expects the S-500 to be the backbone of Russia's anti-air capabilities. He confirmed back in April that the system had gone into serial production.

Currently, serial production of the S-500 system is arranged with the help of the latest achievements of original science and technology. The combat capabilities of this system significantly exceed the capabilities of previously created air defense and air defense systems. The S-500 is capable of becoming the basis of Russian air defense systems, it will be delivered to the troops within a predetermined time limit. Even able to see stealth fighters

From Wio News, which reported that the S-500 can even target B-2 bombers to stealth fighters such as the F-22 and F-35. The S-500 is equipped with very powerful sensors and precision missiles that make it very potential in carrying out its role.

But the S-500 missile system is instead focused on something bigger, such as bombers, ballistic missiles, satellites and other space targets. Although, the Russian S-500 defense system has the ability to "see" stealth aircraft, so the F-22, F-35 must remain vigilant.

Even the S-500 can neutralize support aircraft such as airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft coordinating NATO combat units. Satellites are commonly used as command centers for communications, navigation, surveillance and weapons guidance,

Executable by the S-500, where this will greatly hinder the operation of enemy stealth combat units. The S-500 is not assigned to target stealth fighters such as the F-22, F-35 and other platforms in a slim manner. But its capabilities can seriously hamper the effectiveness of enemy combat units.

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