Advancedn anti-aircraft missile system s-500 “Prometheus” going to be modernized, thanks to which you will be able to hit satellites in low earth orbit. About it in interview to the newspaper “Krasnaya Zvezda” said commander of the aerospace forces Colonel General Sergey Surovikin. According to him, in its present form the system is able to intercept aerodynamic and ballistic targets, including hypersonic weapons in near space.
The s-500 is being developed since the beginning of 2010-ies. Earlier it was reported that the complex, in addition to the purposes named by Surovikina, will be able to intercept warheads of Intercontinental ballistic missiles in the terminal phase of flight. Speed intercept of air targets up to 7 kilometers per second. Range anti-aircraft missiles s-500 will be about 600 kilometers. The complex can simultaneously fire up to ten ballistic targets.
S-500 is planned to be integrated into a single network with the already standing armed complexes WITH 300ВМ4 “Antey-2500” and With-400 “Triumph” and future s-350 “Vityaz”. Earlier it was reportedthat then defense Ministry will receive the first s-500 in 2021. Then the military plans to conclude the first contract for mass production of new air defense systems. The first systems under this agreement will be transferred to the defence Ministry in 2025.