The air-space forces of Russia will receive the first samples of anti-aircraft missile system s-500 in the near future. This was stated by Deputy commander of the Russian space forces Lieutenant-General Victor Gumennyy on air of TV channel “Russia 24”.
He said that now end development work on creation of the system s-500. “Here we have very big changes. And we in the near future are already waiting for the first samples of anti-aircraft missile system s-500” — said Gumennyy. He noted that in the radio-technical troops also appear modern perspective samples of arms. In particular, he cited the example of the radar “Sky-M”.
In early March, the Deputy Minister Yuri Borisov said that remains outstanding a number of contracts under the state defense order in 2015. According to him, the Ministry of defence is not received within the deadline of 15 aircraft, eight ships, 17 units of communications and automated control systems, three the carrier rocket “the Roar” and the upper stage “breeze”, 253 missiles for various purposes, 240 units of armored vehicles.
With-500 represents new generation of antiaircraft missile systems. WRU created to deal with the combat equipment of ballistic missiles medium-range. The development of s-500 leads the concern “Almaz-Antey”.