The Russian army has started getting the world’s best air defense system S-500 Prometey. It is an anti-aircraft missile system, which provides protection against long-range enemy aircraft, jets and missiles. India has an older version than this, the S-400. Which has been deployed in Delhi and Mumbai. But regarding the S-500 air defense system, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov had said two years ago that if needed, we will also make an export version of this missile system for customers like India.
Yuri Borisov had said that India may be the first buyer of this missile system. India is likely to receive the third squadron of the S-400 interceptor missile system by the end of this month or early next month. The maximum range of this missile is 486 km. While the range of S-500 missile is 600 km. It will kill ballistic missiles, AWOX aircraft, airborne tankers and jammers coming in this range.
This is the old S-400 missile air defense system that India has.
If India buys the S-500 Promite air defense system, then the strength of its S-400 missile system and the security of the country will increase. But before that we need to know that how powerful and deadly is S-500 in comparison to S-400. Production of the S-500 missile system continues from 2021. From the same year, the Russian army started using it. So far Russia has made 30 of its systems.
The S-500 Prometey missile is hypersonic. It is a surface-to-air anti-ballistic missile. It is designed to shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles. At the same time, it can also destroy hypersonic cruise missiles or aircraft in the air itself. One system can engage 10 ballistic hypersonic targets at a time. That is, they can be killed and dropped. It can shoot down an enemy target only 180 to 200 kilometers above the air.
The S-400 missile system is considered the best air defense system in the world.
S-500 missile is the death of every enemy missile, whose range is 3500 kilometers. Or those radar systems whose power is to peep up to 3000 kilometers. Apart from this, it can shoot down large drones, satellites flying in the lower orbit of the earth and weapons coming from space.
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A few months ago, the US Defense Ministry Pentagon had said that the S-400 Air Defense Missile System (S-400 Air Defense Missile System) received by India from Russia would be used against Pakistan and China. That too when India is in danger from its neighboring countries. Lieutenant General Scott Brier, director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, said that in December 2021, India received the first consignment of the S-400 air defense missile system from Russia. Which is reported to be deployed on the borders of Pakistan and China from June 2022.