Following the announcement on December 27 that Russia’s first hypersonic missile “Avangard” was in service, Deputy Defense Secretary Alexei Krivoruchko also said on the 28th that the new “ground-to-air” Testing of the -500 air defense missile system will begin in 2020. According to the plan, delivery can begin in 2025.
Russian satellite news agency reported that Krivoruchko said in an interview with the “Red Star” that “it is planned to begin preliminary testing of the S-500 air defense missile system next year, and the first products will be delivered in 2025.”
Production of the S-500 air defense missile system began in June 2019. Sergey Chemezov, the chief executive of Rostec, which integrates the nation ’s military industry, once said that “regardless of how much money people pay,” Russia will no longer sell these systems. Army needs.
The Russian military claims that the S-500 air defense missile system has a range of 600 kilometers, can detect and intercept 10 ballistic missiles with a speed of 7 kilometers per second, and has the ability to destroy supersonic missiles.
The performance of the S-500 is higher than that of the active S-400, and it is reported to be better than that of the US Patriot 3 air defense missile, but it has not yet been fully disclosed to the outside world.