Russian Nationwide Defence journal reported that Russia’s latest S-500 Prometey (Prometheus) cell surface-to-air missile protection system has already been put into mass manufacturing and guarantees to develop into the premise of the Russian aerospace protection system, Yan Novikov, the top of the Russian protection know-how firm Almaz-Antey, stated on on 25 April in an interview commemorating 20 years of the company. The 9K317M Buk-M3 and 50R6 S-350 are in service with the Russian Armed Forces. The S-400 and Tor-M2 air protection techniques, along with figuring out the Buk-M3 and S-350 Vityaz as the priority’s most promising export prospects, referring to the 2 medium-range techniques as Almaz-Antey’s “calling playing cards”.

The S-500 Prometey (Prometheus), also called 55R6M “Triumfator-M”, is a Russian surface-to-air missile/anti-ballistic missile system supposed to switch the A-135 missile system presently in use, and complement the S-400. The S-500 was developed by the Almaz-Antey Air Defence Concern. Initially deliberate to be in manufacturing by 2014, lastly first delivered in 2021. The S-500 shall be built-in right into a single community of aerospace protection property. The S-500 is designed for intercepting and destroying intercontinental ballistic missiles, in addition to hypersonic cruise missiles and plane, for air protection in opposition to Airborne Early Warning and Management and for jamming plane.


With a deliberate vary of 600 km (370 mi) for anti-ballistic missile (ABM) and 500 km (310 mi) for air protection,[22] the S-500 would be capable of detect and concurrently have interaction as much as 10 ballistic hypersonic targets flying at a pace of 5 kilometers per second (3.1 mi/s) to a restrict of seven km/s (4.3 mi/s). It additionally goals at destroying hypersonic cruise missiles and different aerial targets at speeds larger than Mach 5, in addition to spacecraft. The altitude of a goal engaged might be as excessive as 180–200 km (110–120 mi). It’s efficient in opposition to ballistic missiles with a launch vary of three,500 km (2,200 mi), the radar reaches a radius of three,000 km (1,300 km for the EPR 0,1 sq. meter).

Different targets it has been introduced to defend in opposition to embody: unmanned aerial autos, low Earth orbit satellites, and house weapons launched from hypersonic plane, and hypersonic orbital platforms. The system shall be cell and may have speedy deployability. Specialists consider that the system’s capabilities can have an effect on enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles on the center and finish parts of flight, however studies by Almaz-Antey say that the exterior target-designation system shall be able to mid-early flight portion interceptions of enemy ballistic missiles, which is without doubt one of the closing levels of the S-500 undertaking.