Russia to develop S-500 air defense system soon: air force commander

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Russia to develop S-500 air defense system soon: air force commander

MOSCOW, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Russia's advanced S-500 air defense system could be developed in the near future, the Air Force commander said Wednesday.

The S-500 surface-to-air missile system is currently at the blueprint stage and was expected to be ready by 2012.

"This work is in progress... I think this system will appear in the near future," RIA Novosti quoted Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin as saying.

The S-500 system, which has an extended range of up to 600 km and can simultaneously engage up to 10 targets, was expected to outperform Russia's S-400 system and the U.S. Patriot Advanced Capability-3 system.

The new system was expected to also be capable of destroying hypersonic and ballistic targets.

Last month, the commander said air-space defense brigades will be created within the Russian Air Force and will be equipped with S-400 and S-500 air defense systems in order to counter possible threats from other nations.

Russia to develop S-500 air defense system soon: air force commander_English_Xinhua

Russian Source:http://lenta.ru/news/2009/09/16/c500/
 

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The new system was expected to also be capable of destroying hypersonic and ballistic targets.

its expected to but the mathematics dosent add up on paper
also what about the funding for this project? the blueprint stage was there 2 years ago still when russia offered to partner india on this project but still no news on this front

we aready have a s-500 thread here is think
 

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