MOSCOW, may 25 — RIA Novosti. Russia has successfully conducted secret tests of the air defense system of the latest generation With-500, reported CNBC, citing sources familiar with the reports of American intelligence.
The TV station reports that the C-500 was able to hit a target at a distance of about 481 kilometers, which is about 80 kilometres more than during the previous tests.
“Russia argues that the anti-aircraft missile system land-based missile able to intercept hypersonic missiles, aircraft and drones and combat aircraft like the F-22 and F-35. S-500 will extend the capabilities of the Kremlin in the application of precise strikes on several targets,” notes CNBC.
S-500 belongs to a new generation of antiaircraft missile systems “earth — air”. It is a universal set of long-range and high-altitude interception with an increased potential for missile defense and can shoot down ballistic missiles. In addition, the s-500 is able to capture objects in near space (almost a hundred kilometers from the surface of the Earth).
The first of March the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the message to the Federal Assembly introduced the newest types of Russian weapons, which have no analogues in the world.
We are talking about the missile complex “Sarmat”, a cruise missile with a nuclear power plant “Burevestnik”, the aviation missile complex “Dagger”, laser weapons. In addition, the President spoke about the creation of hypersonic weapons system “vanguard”, is able to fly in the dense layers of the atmosphere on Intercontinental range at a speed exceeding Mach number more than twenty times.
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