China may refuse to acquire Russian S-500 air defense systems
BEIJING, (BM) – Chinese edition of Sohu announced Beijing’s possible refusal to acquire the latest Russian air defense systems S-500, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, quoting Glas.ru
The authors of the material recall that representatives of the Russian military department previously stated that in 2020 preliminary tests of the latest S-500 “Prometheus” air defense system will begin. It was also said that the first deliveries to the troops are planned to be completed by 2025.
It is noted that the complexes attracted the attention of many experts immediately after the announcement. According to the publication, Prometheus is capable of simultaneously eliminating 10 ballistic targets flying at speeds up to 7 km / s. Moreover, the system surpasses the S-400 both in range and in combat potential.
In addition, the S-500 can use 77N6N1 missiles, which allow for the elimination of satellites in terrestrial orbit. However, contrary to the excellent capabilities of Prometheus, China will not rush to purchase complexes.
“Now, from the point of view of the development of China, we simply should not make a purchase of Russian S-500s,” the material says.
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