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Russia has adopted the S-500 Prometheus brigade kit


For the first time, Russian troops received the S-500 "Prometheus" air defense system.

The first brigade set of S-500 air defense systems entered service with the country. Data on this score was announced by a source close to the country's defense department. He stressed that the latest complexes, now the longest-range air and missile defense systems in history, are deployed near Moscow.

"The first brigade set of S-500 air defense systems entered service with the association, which is on alert for the protection and defense of aerospace over the capital of the country.", - the source "TASS".

Moreover, deliveries of the second brigade set of S-500 Prometey air defense systems are scheduled for the first half of 2022. This will probably allow Russia to arm itself with the first regimental kit "Prometheus" by the end of next year.

The newest Russian anti-aircraft missile system S-500 "Prometheus" is capable of detecting targets at distances of up to 800 kilometers and successfully hitting them at ranges of up to 600 kilometers. This makes it the most long-range air defense / missile defense system in the world. At the same time, there is still unconfirmed information that, if necessary, the Russian S-500 are capable of hitting spacecraft in high orbits - according to a number of data, at an altitude of 350-400 kilometers.

Video: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

As part of the tests, experts drew attention to the tremendous flight speed of the launched rocket. This indicates the fact that her accelerated to hypersonic speed in just a few seconds.

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