Recently, there are two messages about Russian S-500 air defense and antimissile system. First, US media revealed that the Russian army quietly launched a test firing on S-500 recently. The target of the missile hit the distance of 481 kilometers, about 80 kilometers more than the previous test; two is the Russian media report. Recently, Russian President Putin said at the military enterprise meeting held in the southern city of Sochi that the development of S-500 should be completed as soon as possible and put into production and equipment troops as soon as possible.
Putin came out in person to urge the development of the S-500 air defense and anti missile system as soon as possible, mainly to solve the increasingly severe Western sanctions against Russia. Since the Ukraine crisis, the west, led by the United States, has imposed unprecedented pressure on Russia, in addition to increasing economic sanctions and military pressure.
In the face of NATO, whose population and economic strength are several times stronger than its own strength, Russia's countermeasures are tit for tat, tit for tat, but it needs strength to speak. As Putin said, "protest one thousand times is not as good as my strategic bomber wing jitter." In fact, in recent years, Russia has indeed developed a number of new weapons, such as the "dagger" hypersonic missile with a speed of 10 Maher, which Putin calls "the" "trump card" of the United States anti missile system. But in terms of air defense and antimissile weapons, there are not many new weapons for Russia to "sword". Many people remember that since the Syria crisis, many new weapons in Russia have come out of the war repeatedly in the war, only the anti air missile systems such as S-400, even when the two air strikes of the US military axe missiles in Syria and the Israeli F-35 aircraft repeatedly violating the airspace, the S-400 remains silent. The Russian military has explained a lot of reasons, but it seems that even starting S-400 to intercept the "battle axes" missile or the F-35 fighter, the results are still unknown, the U.S. Army recently threatened to replace the "Tomahawk" with a more powerful AGM-158C missile. In this way, the Russian army in the field of air defense and antimissile needs more than the S-400 level, or even more than the American "Saad" system of air defense, to crack the Western military encirclement.
As for the news of another S-500 shooting, it is not yet possible to comment on it. After all, surface to air missiles can not only talk about heroes in terms of range. On the one hand, Russia has repeatedly publicized how S-500 "can destroy all kinds of high aerodynamic targets and ballistic targets in actual combat" on the one hand. On the other hand, the performance indicators and key technologies of S-500 are strictly confidential. So far, there is no substantive introduction to the outside world, which causes the outside world to disclose only from the Russian media reports. Come to the fragmentary information of the S-500.
However, at present, from the information and data analysis revealed by foreign media, S-500 has at least a few highlights: one is that the S-500 can shoot up to 180 kilometers, so that it can carry out the last high level antimissile, like the sad system, and intercept the long-range ballistic missiles in the atmosphere and in the atmosphere. The two is that the farthest range of S-500 is at least 500 kilometers above, which can reverse the NATO's fighters' attack outside sight distance. The three is the more maneuverable interceptor, which can intercept a high speed target of 7 km / sec, and can simultaneously intercept 10 high-speed targets, including ballistic missiles, hypersonic missiles, and even low orbit satellites.
In addition, the biggest highlight of S-500 lies in interceptor. It still uses the S-400 method, and can choose three kinds of interceptors according to the target of far and near three distances. But the performance has been greatly improved. In particular, the 40H6 upgrade of S-400's remote interceptor is converted to 77H6H-1. The terminal guidance of this interceptor is converted to infrared imaging system, which can be separated from radar control in the long range interception of the missile and attack targets independently by infrared image.
S-500 originally planned to complete the "full deadline research project" by 2020. At the beginning of 2016, because of the tense international situation, the Russian military announced that it would complete the plan ahead of schedule and was put into service in 2017. But at that time, experts pointed out that "every new Russian weapon is 5 years later than the announced plan, and S-500's deployment time is likely to be delayed." Nowadays, S-500 has not been finalized. Many experts at home and abroad think that it has not yet passed the technology and is unable to complete the task on time. However, it is also believed that, as with the S-400 situation, it will not exclude Russia from making the transition first, for the use of troops, to find problems and to make a formal product after improvement. In this way, it is hard to say whether S-500 can reveal the true face as soon as Putin urges.
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