Air Defense System


US: Russian "Prometheus" Will Become a Threat to US Air Force

American analysts are concerned about the Russian S-500 SAM system Prometheus.

Military analysts from the United States believe that the advent of the S-500 anti-aircraft missile system "Prometheus" in Russia can create a real problem for the US Air Force. This is due primarily to the fact that the Russian complex is able to hit targets at distances of up to 600 kilometers, and without any problems to detect aircraft created using the technology of small radar visibility.

As follows from the data provided by the American edition of The National Interest, the advent of Russia's long-range anti-aircraft missile system threatens the prospects for the use of fifth-generation American F-22 and F-35 fighters, as well as B-1 Lancer supersonic strategic bombers.

"Considering the fact that during the tests the Russian S-500 SAM system" Prometheus "hit the target at a distance of more than 480 kilometers, American fighters and bombers can not even approach the enemy, and at the declared distance of defeat at 600 kilometers, the US Air Force does not have at all chances to resist such air defense systems ", - say experts from the United States.

It should be clarified that the Prometheus C-500 anti-aircraft missile system is planned to be put into service by the Russian army already in 2020, which means that at the moment this anti-aircraft defense system is undergoing final tests. Considering the official data, the complex will be equipped with various types of missiles and will be able to hit not only enemy aircraft that are in the area of ​​the missiles, but also destroy medium-range ballistic missiles.

"Due to the fact that the official C-500" Prometey "complex has not been tested yet, there is nothing to compare its possibilities with, but if the hopes of the developers are justified, then even the ultra-modern S-400 SAM system" Triumph ", which, by the way, is very strong frightens the West, it seems only an inauspicious toy ", - stressed the specialist