Russian Troops to get S-500 Systems in the Near Future

Commander of Missile Defence Troops of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Maj. Gen. Sergei Babakov said that it was planned to start arming the Russian army with the promising S-500 Prometheus systems in the coming years.

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"The Missile Defence Troops started receiving prospective S-350 Vityaz anti-aircraft systems. The delivery of S-500 Prometheus systems is also planned," Babakov said, when asked what types of prospective weaponry the troops expected to receive in coming years.

“This gives reason to say that there are no analogues of this system,” said Major General Babakov in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper on Wednesday.

The representative of the defence department explained that the S-500 air defence system makes it possible to destroy, aerodynamic and ballistic targets, as well as hypersonic weapons of all modifications, including those in Near Space.

The main task that the complex will carry out is the destruction of medium-range ballistic missiles, and, if necessary, intercontinental ballistic missiles in all parts of their flight path. In addition, the S-500 is capable of destroying hypersonic aircraft, aircraft and drones.

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