Delivery of S-500 to the troops begin in 2017

Delivery of S-500 to the troops begin in 2017
New Russian air defense missile system will be supplied to troops in 2017-2018 year. On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, said CEO of the cerebral system design bureau «Almaz-Antey» Vitaly Neskorodov. According to him, the question of postponement of the delivery system is not; new complex will be ready in 2015, as previously planned.

Earlier, Russian Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said that brand new system and missile defense will be supplied to the troops no later than 2018. According Neskorodova, different deadlines for developing C-500 related to incorrect knowledge of the creation of the system. «To finalize this one, and do start operation first standards — another run in the series — the third. Two or three years on tests and, consequently, in the years 2017-2018 will be the first delivery of the samples to the troops, «- explained the head GSKB» Almaz-Antey «.

About promising missile system until it is clear enough. Namely, we previously reported that the C-500 is a compact, portable existing systems S-400. The system received a more powerful radar capable of detecting targets at ranges of up to 800-900 km. She will be able to directly affect up to 10 ballistic targets, including warheads and hypersonic cruise missiles. With all this speed intercepted goals can reach 7000 meters per second.

New air defense system will use the principle of separation solving defeat ballistic and aerodynamic purposes. Presumably, the C-500 will be unified with the missile defense system, Moscow A-135 «Cupid».

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