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S-500 will be able to destroy hypersonic weapons in space, said in videoconferencing

S-500 "Prometheus" will have the ability to destroy a hypersonic weapon in near-earth space, stated in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda, the chief commander of VKS Sergey Surovikin.

Earlier that s-500 can intercept target hundreds of kilometers away from Earth, said chief designer of concern-the developer of "Almaz-Antey" Paul Sozinov, s-500 can intercept target hundreds of kilometers away from Earth.

According to the City, technical specifications of C-500 can be attributed to the first generation systems anti-space defense.

"Inherent in the s-500 features allow destroy in addition to the aerodynamic and ballistic targets of hypersonic weapons of all modifications, including in near space," — said the commander of the VKS.

He also expressed confidence that the analogues of this system does not exist in principle.

S-500 "Prometheus" (the OCD "Triumphant-M") refers to a new generation of air defense missile systems "earth — air". It is a universal set of long-range and high-altitude interception with increased potential missile defense. A promising system is able to destroy not only ballistic, but also aerodynamic targets (aircraft, helicopters), as well as cruise missiles.