The Russian S-500 system will come into service in 2020

The first long-range anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic defense systems, according to the Tass agency S-500 will enter service inRussian forces from next year, in 2020. In addition, this year the Russian forces will receive the first examples of the new S-350 system, intended to replace the oldest S-300 batteries, so as to supplement the capacities of multilayer defense in use in Russia.

The S-500 is a new defense system with very long range air defense capabilities, capable of engaging aircraft at 480 km, more than 80 km beyond the maximum range of the current S-400 system. In addition, it will be able to implement anti-ballistic missiles with exo atmospheric capabilities, capable of intercepting mobiles at an altitude exceeding 180 km.

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