"Terrifying": the media talked about a new era after the appearance of the s-500
Egyptian Sasapost spoke about the new era of the rule of Russia in the arms market with the advent of anti-aircraft missile systems s-500.
As the newspaper notes, the system is capable of hitting ten ballistic missiles at the same time, even if their speed is from 18 to 25 thousand kilometers per hour. Prometheus can also shoot down missiles and aircrafts at the altitude of up to 200 kilometers.
Another strength of the complex, according to the authors, is its mobility – With-500 it is possible to lead in combat readiness in a few minutes.
"Another advantage of the new Russian system is that it can be transported on military ships, which means greater freedom of movement and a wider range of use as weapons of deterrence in the sea suggests that s-500 can destroy the most powerful American destroyers. These possibilities can be tested in just four seconds. In other words, the system is able to detect a threat, decide on the response, to launch its missiles against the targets and destroy them in just four seconds," writes Sasapost.
The predecessor of "Prometheus", s-400, coped with a similar task in ten seconds.
"These features make the complex of the Russian global threat, where the world is forced to silently watch," the author notes.
The article indicated that the complex was successfully tested in Syria. Its placement on the territory of Kaliningrad will mean inclusion in the affected area of the territories of many countries-members of NATO. If they will be based in the Crimea, any armed forces in the Black sea will be threatened.
"In addition to the horror that the new system gives to other countries, it will bring to the Russian side a large amount of money", — notes the edition.
The article States that Russian air defense system will cost about $ 500 million, while the American Patriot — twice as expensive, and the price THAAD may reach three billion dollars.
"The most likely scenario for the us allies is the secret handshake with the Russian side, being in the arms of Washington, because it is too difficult to resist the temptation to buy the new anti-aircraft missile complex" — summarizes the author.
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.
The full text of the article is available on the website of the new York times