Russia's Air Defense System S-500 Prometheus Immediately Shows Off, Capable Of Destroying F-35 And F-22 In One Shot

Russia's Air Defense System S-500 Prometheus Immediately Shows Off, Capable Of Destroying F-35 And F-22 In One Shot
Russia's Air Defense System S-500 Prometheus Immediately Shows Off

International Military - Russia never stops making innovations and updates in the production of their mainstay defense equipment. The country, led by President Vladimir Putin, is reportedly still producing the S-500 air defense system in the midst of its conflict with Ukraine.

The S-500 air defense system is claimed to be very tough and superior even better than its predecessor, the S-400. In fact, the Russian S-400 has also shown its best performance by successfully shooting down Kiev helicopters and warplanes during the war with Ukraine.

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Quoted from National Defense, the head of the defense technology company Almaz-Antey, Yan Novikov confirmed that the S-500 will begin mass production. "The mass production of the S-500 system has been carried out on the basis of the latest achievements in domestic science and technology," said Yan Novikov at the end of April 2022.

Russian troops will soon receive units of the S-500 air defense system within the time specified by the state order. Yan Novikov confidently states that the S-500 will become Russia's new mainstay in the air defense system. The S-500, also known as Prometheus, is a new generation surface-to-air missile defense system.

Significantly, the specs presented by the S-500 are much better than the S-400. The S-500 has a range of up to 600 km. This range is the most significant improvement on the S-500.

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Russia claims that the S-500 Prometheus can also destroy a variety of targets, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles, hypersonic cruise missiles and warplanes.

Even the S-500 is also believed to be capable of hitting advanced stealth fighter jets made by the US F-35 and F-22 Raptor. Not only that, Russian analysts call the capabilities of this unusual missile system. The S-500 can target satellites in low earth orbit.

Reporting from Russian Today, the Commander of the Russian Air Force Sergei Surokivin has also claimed that the S-500 Prometheus is the first generation of anti-space missile weapons. This is due to the S-500's ability to fire missiles at hypersonic aircraft that have even been modified into the airspace above the earth or in space.

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This capability is the first and only in the world and recently made by Russia. The Sun reports that the S-500 can strike targets with an altitude of 201 km.

Major General Babakov, Commander of the Russian Rocket Forces stated that the S-500 can intercept all hypersonic weapons. "Including (weapons) that have been modified in space such as ballistics or smart weapons. You could say this system is unique," Babakov explained, quoted from The Sun (20/7/2021).

All missiles launched can be guided by a radar tracking system and controlled directly from the command car. precision. That's one word that describes how the S-500 fires when it destroys its target.

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The production of the S-500 had made the US call Russia a threat to international stability. General Todd Wolters of the US-European Command said the Russian-made missile launcher could exploit the US F-35 stealth fighter jet.

Quoted from Russian Today, the US considers the S-500 Prometheus a serious threat. The US also outright prohibits other countries from buying the Russian S-500.

Not only the S-500, the US has threatened to impose CAATSA sanctions on countries that are desperate to buy Russian-made defense equipment. However, it is reported that India, which currently has the S-400, is also interested in buying the S-500.

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According to TASS, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov is confident of supplying the S-500 to India. "Without a doubt, once we deliver this system to our troops, India will be first on the list," said Yury Borisov.

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