Russia’s S-500 Prometheus Can Intercept Targets In Space, and Tackle U.S F-22 & FF-35 Stealth Jets

Russia's S-500 Prometheus (god of fire)

The world’s best air defense system, the S-500 is going to be deployed in the battlefield of Russia. The Russian Army is going to get a new defense system amid the ongoing war with Ukraine. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has confirmed that the Russian Air Defense Forces will receive S500 and missile defense systems this year.

The S-500 is being developed by the Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defense Corporation. The Russian S500 missile system was first introduced in 2015, after which it was being designed continuously. In the year 2021, the S500 was named after the Greek God Prometheus (God of Fire)

The biggest strength of the S500 is its ability to drop hypersonic missiles. S500 air defense system will be available in two forms, first is ballistic missile defense system and second is fighter jet missile defense system which can attack fighter jet at long range. The range of S500 is 600 km. It identifies its target from a distance of 800 km. It has the ability to fire 10 hypersonic missiles simultaneously.

The S500 is also capable of destroying weapons coming from space. It can engage missiles 180 to 200 km high in the air. Russia will also add more S400 and S300 V4 air defense missile systems (BUK-M3) and (TOR-M2U) missile systems to its arsenal.

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India may show interest in purchasing S500 from Russia. India already has Russian Air Defense System S400 and now testing of its advanced version S500 has been completed and the Russian Army is also going to use it.

In the year 2021, the then Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov had announced that if needed, we will also make an export version of this missile system for customers like India. He had said these things during his visit to India. Yuri had then said that it is possible that India should be the first buyer of this missile system.

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