The first samples of air defense system S-500 will be at the end of the year

Head System Design Bureau (GSKB) Concern PVO "Almaz-Antey" putting the finishing touches to create anti-aircraft missile system, a new generation of the C-500, said company CEO Vitaly Neskorodov.

                                                                

77P6 launcher chassis BAZ-69096 from the S-500 (the processed image with a poster from the show armored vehicles Bronnitsi, 10.06.2011, reproduction - Muxel, <a href = "http://fotki.yandex.ru/ users/mx118). "  title = "http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/mx118)."> http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/mx118). </ a>
77P6 launcher chassis BAZ-69096 from the S-500 (the processed image with a poster from the show armored vehicles Bronnitsi, 10.06.2011, reproduction — Muxel, http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/mx118).

Picture taken by me from the site militaryrussia.ru

 

 

Head System Design Bureau (GSKB) Concern PVO "Almaz-Antey" putting the finishing touches to create anti-aircraft missile system, a new generation of the C-500, said company CEO Vitaly Neskorodov.

 

"The first samples of individual means of (…) in the" hardware "will appear at the end of this year," — said in an interview Neskorodov "Moskovsky Komsomolets".

 

According to him, first on all the work on the S-500 system as a whole was given six years.

"In order to meet at such times, bringing development to the completion of the state tests, it was necessary Tekhproekt, which is now in question, complete a half or two years maximum. Instead, it ran for three years ", — said the director general.

Explaining the reasons for the delay in the development of S-500, Neskorodov said that "they are not technical or technological, but purely organizational nature."

"In particular, after the death in 2007 of Alexander Alexeyevich Lemansky, the creator of the C-400, an enterprise for one and a half years have not been chief designer," — added the CEO.

 

For all who want to become more familiar with the performance characteristics of the C-500'm here.


For a more detailed interview with the comments editor of the magazine "National Defense" and director of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (TSAMTO) Igor Korotcheko can be read here.

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