S-500 "Prometheus" will have the ability to destroy a hypersonic weapon in near-earth space, said in an interview to Krasnaya Zvezda, the chief commander of VKS Sergey Surovikin.
first ABOUT the fact that s-500 will be able to intercept targets hundreds of kilometers away from Earth, said chief designer of concern-the developer of "Almaz-Antey" Paul Sozinov, s-500 will be able to intercept targets hundreds of kilometers away from Earth.
According to the City, the technical parameters of the s-500 can be attributed to the first generation systems anti-space defense.
"Inherent in the s-500 settings allow destroy in addition to the aerodynamic and ballistic targets of hypersonic weapons of all modifications, as well as among them in near space," - said the commander of the VKS.
He also believes that this unique system does not happen in principle.
S-500 "Prometheus" (the OCD "Triumphant-M" ) refers to a new generation of air defense missile systems " earth - air ". It is a universal set of long-range and high-altitude interception with increased potential missile defense. A promising system is able to destroy not only ballistic, but also aerodynamic targets (aircraft, helicopters), as well as cruise missiles.