Russian troops start receiving the first S-500 systems

The first deliveries to Russian troops of the promising anti-aircraft missile (SAM) system S-500 “Prometheus” began shortly after the state tests, Russian Federation Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov announced to TASS during the Forum of Oil and Gas in Tyumen.

He noted that state tests were recently completed, missile system deliveries began the day before. He also added that, so far, the supply of the military complex is under reduced nomenclature and that the request of the client “Almaz-Antey” should be carried out. “These configurations of the composition of the system are agreed upon,” said the politician.

Note that the functions of the S-500, produced by the company Almaz-Antey VKO, lie in complete defeat among all current and promising aerospace attack weapons against a potential enemy across the entire range of altitudes and speeds. The preparation of specialists who will work with this equipment started in 2017. The “Prometheus” will replace the S-400 “Triumph” air defense system.

Source: with agencies

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