Agreed. There are definitely a few areas and examples where Russians over hype their stuff (just watch combat approved, love the show but whoa man) but in a particular number of domains their kit is indeed hard to over hype. Remember delving pretty deeply into some of their jamming and surface to air missile complexes and damn. They are legit good in these and some other fields.Well i have never seen such accelleration after the booster launch kicked off.. never!
So this is a new rocket engine, even if it uses older chassis or what not.
Impressive for the sheer size of it.
Yes i am aware of the overhype of said S-500.. but if you think about the current budget(around $60Bn) the last two years, the Russkies sure does make prospects/concepts turn into Complex's.. how they manage to do this idk
Look a little closer. The missiles containers are virtually identical. They just look bigger because the rack that holds them is a little different.
There is already Antei-4000, which is exactly what you are describing. Seems like missile tubes are considerably larger on this one:
Am I interpreting this right?
I'd like to know how they control the upper stage at 200 km altitude.
Source: signed a contract for the supply of VKS more than 10 S-500 Prometey systems
Serial deliveries will begin in the first half of 2022
MOSCOW, July 29. / TASS /. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed a contract with the Almaz-Antey concern for the supply of the first batch of S-500 Prometey anti-aircraft missile systems. This was reported to TASS by a source in the military-industrial complex.
"The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed a contract with the Almaz-Antey concern for the supply of more than 10 Prometheus systems to the Aerospace Forces (VKS). Serial deliveries will begin in the first half of 2022," he said on the sidelines of the MAKS-2021 air show, which took place from 20 to 25 July in Zhukovsky.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, at the present time "state tests of the S-500 air defense system are underway at one of the test ranges in the south of Russia." They are expected to be completed at the end of 2021.
The interlocutor noted that Prometheus is capable of destroying all existing and potential means of aerospace attack, including warheads of intercontinental ballistic missiles at altitudes up to 200 km and at ranges up to 500 km.
The source noted that the ground version of the S-500 air defense system is now undergoing state tests. "If necessary, it can become a shipborne one," he added.
TASS does not have official information on this matter from the developer of the system of the Almaz-Antey concern.
talking about the text write up(apologoies nauketechnika is a bitch although it has a bunch of great info especially on other foreign countries like the thread i created for ukraines new air defense) or some of its info? S-550 was mentioned by the Shoigu with the s-350 and s-500 and other sources are suggesting its a short range defense which doesnt make sense to me as of yet because the newer pantsirs are going with quadpack missile options combined with two times the longer ranges of previous pantsirs with better radar performances. I dismissed the information of the source immediately when it came from Sputnik(which made it sound like Putin said it) but later it came from tass highlighting it as Shoigus speech when i took it a little bit serious.That S-500 write-up is hysterical. Reads like it was written by J. Jonah Jameson. Any info on the S-550?
I find myself wondering why they have so many different types. For example Buk M3 and S-350 seem very similar.
That S-500 write-up is hysterical. Reads like it was written by J. Jonah Jameson. Any info on the S-550?
It'd take brass ones to be extremely confident in Pantsyr these days, given how it was constantly being blown up in Syria and Libya. It'd be fair to question how effective other systems might be. It doesn't mean the others won't perform, but if somebody was skeptical there is a reason for it.Well they have reasons to be confident in their air defenses especially selling them more than others do with their aircrafts based on what we saw.