Production of anti-aircraft missile systems S-500 and S-400 on a truck chassis already started at the Nizhny Novgorod machine-building plant. This was reported by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in an interview with the newspaper Kommersant, published on Monday.
"By decision of Vladimir Putin, the concern "Almaz-Antey" has built two plants in Kirov and Nizhny Novgorod. So, at the Kirov machine-building enterprise design capacity for the production alone of promising anti-aircraft missile systems – thousands of missiles a year. Nizhny Novgorod machine-building plant has already started production of the final systems like S-500 and S-400 on a truck chassis and semi-trailers on wheels", - said Rogozin.
S-500 will replace the S-400 complex. The system is created to allow operation within the next 25 years. Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported that shipments of new air defense missile systems to the troops will begin in 2020.
The construction "Of the plant 70 anniversary of the Victory" in Nizhny Novgorod and plant for the production of components for S-400 and S-500 in Kirov concern "Almaz-Antey" led with 2012.
Original post: ruaviation.com
The S-500 air defense missile system being developed in Russia will be able to hit targets at altitudes of up to 100 km above the earth, Pavel Sozinov, general designer at missile manufacturer Almaz-Antei, said — RIA Novosti reports.
"We have made a forecast for the next 25 years as regards the development of aerospace attack weapons. Our system must be able to hit weapons that are not yet available today but could appear in the future. We are talking of intercepting targets in the rarefied layers of the atmosphere, including the upper levels of the atmosphere a hundred kilometers from the earth," he said.
The S-500 is positioned as a system that can hit all targets, ranging from small-sized ones to space vehicles in near-earth orbit. The system has a strike range of 600 km and will be able to detect and simultaneously hit up to 10 supersonic ballistic targets flying at speeds of up to seven km/sec, as well as to hit hypersonic missile warheads. Source: rbth.com
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