- Jan 12, 2020
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Likely, it is able. The quote from the Russian avia.pro site (delete $):The S-500, by itself, isn't useable. It's not able to shoot down bombers, fighter, ASMs or any kind. It's strictly designed to be used against Ballistic Missiles. It's worthless for even cruise missiles. The S-400 still carries the bulk of the load. Right now, the S-400 needs the S-300 system to handle the Ballistic Missiles. This is why they have to wait until the S-500 is in the field to get rid of the S-300. As good as the S-400 is, it does have holes in what it can be used as.Neither we or the Russians sell our best stuff.............We sell what we consider Obsolete but still good weapons........not the good stuff.Yes. S-500 will.Congress Endorses Hypersonic Weapons as Development Ramps Up - Air Force Magazine
As the enemy catches up to our tech..........we advance to the next..........s4000 will not matter much in a decade.
S-500 missile system - Wikipedia
The S-500 will not be sold until it's obsolete.........Wash, Rinse, Spin, dry and repeat.
The Russian S-500 system will be the only one in the world that can shoot down hundreds of targets simultaneously.
Beginning this year, tests of the latest Russian air defense / missile DEFENSE SYSTEM s-500 "Prometheus" began to acquire a number of details, so, according to the information publication "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", the s-500 "Prometheus" will receive anti-aircraft guided missiles equipped with nuclear warheads. This gives Russian systems the ability to simultaneously destroy dozens or even hundreds of targets, not to mention the powerful electromagnetic pulse created, which will completely disable radars over the territory of the enemy or allies.
"The s-500 will use both missiles from the s-400 Arsenal - for example, 40N6M with a confirmed combat range of 380 kilometers - and new ones that were not used in other systems. For example, the 77N6-N anti-missile is designed for transatmospheric interception of ballistic missiles at an altitude of up to 165 kilometers. To destroy satellites in low orbits, the S-500 has a 77N6-N1 rocket with a small nuclear warhead, " the newspaper reports.
Given the fact that nuclear weapons can also be equipped with missiles designed to hit aerodynamic targets, Russian Prometheus missiles will be able to simultaneously destroy large air formations.