The first S-500 “ Prometheus '' air defense systems brigade set in the near future it will go to the troops, the 15th army of special forces of aerospace forces (VKS) of russia, covering moscow and the central industrial region, will be the first to receive the system. This was reported by a source close to the military department. The composition of the kit and the exact time of the transfer of the new system are not specified, nor is there any official information on this account.
The first brigade set of the S-500 air defense missile system entered the armament of the unit on alert for the protection and defense of aerospace over Moscow. According to expert estimates, it will work in conjunction with ABM A-135 “ Amur '' systems, which will create an effective anti-missile umbrella over the capital. Earlier it was reported that the S-500 was going to be integrated into a & nbsp; single network with & nbsp; the S-300VM4 Antey-2500 complexes already on & nbsp; and & nbsp; S-400 & # 39; Triumph & # 39 ;, and & nbsp; also S-350 & # 39; Vityaz & # 39 ;.
The second S-500 Brigade Kit will be delivered to the troops in the first half of 2022 of the year. Further deliveries from the complex will continue in & nbsp; in accordance with & nbsp; & quot; multi-year contract & quot ;.
September 16 & nbsp; Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov reported that the S-500 “ Prometheus '' air defense missile system began to be supplied to Russian troops after the completion of state tests. According to & nbsp; he said, the delivery of the complex has not started in the full BOM. The start of serial deliveries of the S-500 is scheduled for the year 2025.
In & nbsp; this year the complex has successfully passed condition tests, which took place in an extremely short time. The last test launches were made on July 20 on the Kapustin Yar range. They included in & nbsp; themselves shooting live on & nbsp; high speed ballistic targets. The military department reported that the shooting was successful and the target was confirmed. During these tests, the system was first shown on video, and a rocket was shown from afar.
It was also reported that 4 years ago the Defense Ministry launched a training program for specialists so that they can work with new weapons. The training of the first specialists is carried out at the Military Academy of Aerospace Defense & nbsp; them. G. & nbsp; K. & nbsp; Zhukov, and & nbsp; also the Yaroslavl Higher Military Air Defense School. Also, the training of officers is organized on the basis of the military training centers of the Federal Universities of Siberia and the South and of the MSTU of the name N. & nbsp; E. & nbsp; Bauman. Soldiers from the S-500 complexes are trained at the base of the Anti-Aircraft Missile Forces Training Center in Gatchina. Engineers are trained to function in a number of educational institutions within the Department of Defense of the engineer profile.
The military department says the S-500 anti-aircraft missile system has no analogue in the world. For example, in terms of & nbsp; its characteristics, the S-500 will greatly exceed the S-400 and & nbsp; its American competitor Patriot Advanced Capability & nbsp; 3. S-500 'Prometheus' (OKR “ Triumfator-M & # 39; & # 39;) refers to & nbsp; a new generation of air-to-air defense systems.
The concept of the fifth generation air defense system was born at & nbsp; NPO Almaz back in & nbsp; 2002 & nbsp; year. In 2011, we developed his design project. Recall, S-500 “ Prometheus '' (OKR “ Triumfator-M & # 39; & # 39;) refers to & nbsp; a new generation of ground-to-air systems and & nbsp; is a universal complex with long range and & nbsp; high altitude interceptor with & nbsp; increased anti-missile defense potential. The destruction radius of the S-500 is approximately 600 & nbsp; kilometers.
The S-500 air defense system consists of & nbsp; two segments: one is for anti-missile defense, the second & nbsp; & mdash; for anti-aircraft. In fact, they are two complexes brought together under the same control. Each of them has their own missile armament and & nbsp; equipment. The system is capable of simultaneously detecting and destroying up to ten supersonic ballistic targets. A promising system is also capable of hitting aerodynamic targets (planes, helicopters, other air targets) and cruise missiles. It can also hit the warheads of hypersonic missiles. Due to the S-500's ability to work on targets in near space, it belongs to the first generation of anti-space defense systems.