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China called the S-500 the most advanced air defense in the world

The S-500 "Prometheus" anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) will surpass in effectiveness any other existing missile defense system in the world. This is written by the Chinese edition of Sina.

It is reported that the S-500 has a range of more than 500 kilometers and is capable of hitting up to ten targets simultaneously, including aircraft, drones and cruise missiles traveling at a speed of five kilometers per second. It can also intercept ballistic missiles and hypersonic targets. The system will be equipped with a powerful radar, which increases the detection radius to 150-200 kilometers.

According to the publication, some Russian sources attribute to the complex the ability to destroy meteorites. In particular, there is a myth that it was the S-500 that during the tests was able to destroy the Chelyabinsk meteorite in 2013, which helped to avoid major damage and casualties. However, this statement has no reason, since the destruction of the celestial body occurred due to friction and evaporation of the meteorite.

S-500 will be put into mass production in 2020. However, in the next five years, the air defense system will not be exported, since the S-400 is in great demand.


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