Video with advanced system test missile defense S-500 ground-air released today, Tuesday (20/7), the Russia.
Its predecessor, the missile defense system S-400 has caused geopolitical tensions with United States to prevent countries from buying it in its case as well Turkey to try unsuccessfully to force it to cancel their purchase, as broadcast by APE BPE.
The video released by the Russian Ministry of Defense shows a giant movable base – launcher with two large cylinders through which a rocket is launched at high speed into the sky at the Kapustin Yar test site in South Astrakhan, in the south of the country.
The state news agency RIA reports that it is first time that the Department of Defense shows the S-500 system in a live test.
Parts of the video were intentional blurred the dark to make it more difficult to examine the system in detail.
The ministry said, however, that the rocket hit successfully “The high-speed ballistic target”.
“The S-500 anti-aircraft missile defense system has no analogue in the world “and is designed to hit the full range of existing and promising aerospace weapons of a potential enemy in the full range of altitudes and speeds,” the Pentagon said in a statement, adding that “once the full test cycle is complete.” The system will be delivered to an air and missile defense unit near Moscow, without specifying a timeframe.
The S-500 system, named “PrometheusIt is capable of destroying ballistic missiles and airplanes, as well as airplanes and helicopters, and has a range of about 600 km.
The RIA news agency, citing statements made last year by the Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Alexei Krivarutsko, says the S-500 system was scheduled to be delivered by 2025, with government contracts being signed this year.
“The above test took place a day after Russia tested the supersonic missile.”Circus(Zircon), a weapon for which the president Vladimir Putin has said that it is part of a new generation of missile systems that have no equivalent in the world.