S-500 Air Defense System of Russia is Capable of Hitting Hypersonic Missiles in Space – Bolster Defense
S-500 Air Defense system of Russia is capable of hitting hypersonic missiles in space as per the commander of the Russian Air Force. Russian Ministry confirmed that S-500 systems will enter combat service as of 2020, learned citing almasdar.
The commander of the Russian Air Force, General Sergei Surovkin, confirmed that the S-500 missiles are capable of hitting hypersonic missiles in space.
He said in an interview with “Al-Najma Al-Hamra” channel: “The characteristics stipulated in the S-500 air defense system enables it to intercept and drop hypersonic targets.”
He continued: “This is in addition to its ability to address dynamic targets and ballistic missiles … There is no match for these missiles in the world.”
The Air Force Commander indicated that a fully integrated space defense system would be deployed in Russia by 2024.
The Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Alexei Krivorochko, announced last February that “the system, when it is ready, will be handed over to the Russian army to enter service.”
Last year, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that the S-500 missile air defense systems will enter combat service in the Russian army as of 2020.
S-500 Missile System
The S-500 Prometey, also known as 55R6M “Triumfator-M”, is a Russian Surface to air missile / anti ballistic missile system intended to replace the A-135 missile system currently in use, and supplement the S-400. The S-500 is under development by the Almaz-Antey Air Defence Concern. Initially planned to be in production by 2014, it is currently targeting 2021 for first delivery.
With its characteristics, according to Pravda Report, it is unrivaled by any other similar system in the world, being the first in a new class of space-defense weapons. Also according to Pravda Report, it shares with the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system the trait that it will be integrated into a single network of aerospace defense assents.