Will Russia’s S-500 Surface-To-Air Missile System Be Deployed Soon?

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A Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system. Sergei Malgavko. TASS

CNBC: Russian CEO who oversees the Kremlin’s military–industrial complex says the S-500 ‘will enter service very soon’

 * The Russian CEO who oversees the Kremlin’s military–industrial complex says the nation’s S-500 surface-to-air missile system “will enter service very soon.”
 * Russia claims that the S-500 is capable of intercepting hypersonic missiles, drones and aircraft as well as stealth warplanes like the F-22 and the F-35.
 * In May 2018, CNBC learned Russia quietly conducted the world’s longest surface-to-air missile test with the S-500, according to sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence report.

WASHINGTON — The Russian CEO who oversees the Kremlin’s military–industrial complex says the nation’s S-500 surface-to-air missile system “will enter service very soon.”

Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov said Sunday during an interview on Russian state-owned television that the S-500, an upgraded version of the S-400 missile system, was in production and would join the Kremlin’s arsenal after testing.

Russia claims that the ground-based missile system is capable of intercepting hypersonic missiles, drones and aircraft as well as stealth warplanes like the F-22 and the F-35.

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WNU Editor: I am skeptical. They have been making the same promises and announcements for years ….. Russia Will Soon Be Fielding The Powerful S-500 Integrated Air And Missile Defense System (December 17, 2015).

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