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"Can protect from meteorites". Focus told about the Russian "Prometheus"

Russian anti-aircraft missile system s-500 "Prometheus" is ahead of Western counterparts by 15-20 years, writes the German edition of Focus.

"The stealth aircraft will also become an easy target for the latest complex", — stated in the article.

The publication quotes the chief of the Russian aerospace forces, which stated that "Prometheus" will be the first generation systems anti-space defense.

"The range is 600 kilometers, which suggests that it can be used even for protection from meteorites and other celestial bodies", — said Focus.

In addition, the publication quotes the Director of the Center for analysis of world arms trade Igor Korotchenko that "Prometheus" can destroy targets in near space and the atmosphere, and a quickly thrown at any direction.

S-500 "Prometheus" (the OCD "Triumphant-M") refers to a new generation of antiaircraft missile systems "earth — air", 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.

As stated by RIA Novosti in may, the Deputy defence Minister Alexei Krivoruchko, the first C-500 may appear on the Russian army in the next year.