Air defense systems S-500 will go to the troops before the term

Air defense systems S-500 will go to the troops ahead of scheduleRussian Armed Forces will receive the first anti-aircraft missile systems With-500 in 2013. On this, as reported by "Interfax", said the Russian Air Force Commander, Major-General Viktor Bondar. Earlier it was expected that the development of the system will end in 2015, and may be delayed for two years, then it was planned to begin shipping systems to the troops.

Details of the new complex yet unidentified. Presumably, With-500 is smaller and more maneuverable existing S-400 "Triumph" and outshine them whenever possible strike different aerodynamic and ballistic targets. With-500 received a more powerful radar capable of detecting targets at ranges of up to 800-900 km. As part of the anti- With-500 is expected to be standardized with missile defense in Moscow A-135 "Cupid."

In late February 2011, Vladimir Popovkin, who was then the post of first deputy defense minister, said "you first launch the new complex will be based on a set of With-400. "Then With-500 will get their own new missile. Earlier it was reported that the batch creation of new facilities will begin in the year 2014-2015.

This year, the Air Defense Concern "Almaz-Antey" in Nizhny Novgorod will start construction of a plant for the production of the C-500. This venture will be created at the current location of the Nizhny Novgorod Machine Factory, and will work in 2015. In addition, in the Kirov region plans to build another plant SAM and production of radars, including the C-500.

Financing for the development and procurement of the S-500 is foreseen state program of arms of the Russian Federation for 2011-2020, which amounts to about 23 trillion rubles. Precise amount of purchase With-500 is not yet known. In the future, new sets flush with the S-400 will be required to compile a Russian missile defense system.

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