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Russia will be able to intercept "super-duper" US missiles, says expert

Russia will be able to intercept hypersonic missiles, when they will be adopted into service by the us army, told RIA Novosti on Friday, chief editor of the magazine "national defense" Igor Korotchenko.

Previously, the Pentagon confirmed that during the speed test of the new hypersonic missiles, which the President Donald trump called "super-duper", exceeded the speed of sound in 17 times.

Speaking about the separation of Russia from the United States in the field of hypersonic technologies, the expert noted that we are talking about several years. The interlocutor of the Agency reminded that while the us hypersonic missile undergoing flight tests, the armament of the armed forces is already a few production samples, including complex aviation-based "Dagger" and marine hypersonic missile "Zircon".

Previously, the Pentagon has acknowledged the lag of Russia and China in the production of hypersonic weapons. Russian experts estimated that a delay of approximately five years.

S-500 "Prometheus" refers to the 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 and is capable of intercepting ballistic missiles. A promising system is capable of hitting not only ballistic, but also aerodynamic targets (aircraft, helicopters and other air targets), as well as cruise missiles.

The radius of the C-500 is about 600 kilometers. In addition, the system is able to detect and simultaneously affect up to ten ballistic supersonic targets flying at a speed of 7 kilometers per second, and to be able to defeat warheads hypersonic missiles. According to its characteristics, the s-500 will significantly exceed the standing armed with s-400 and its us competitor, the Patriot Advanced Capability-3.