Russia will receive more than ten S-500 Prometheus anti-aircraft missile systems (SAMS), Free News reports, citing a source in the military-industrial complex.
The contract for the supply of the first batch of these air defense systems was signed by the Ministry of Defense with Almaz-Antey. “Serial deliveries will begin in the first half of 2022,” the source said.
The source added that state tests of the ground-based version of the S-500 Prometheus are currently underway, which should be completed at the end of this year.
The interlocutor noted that this air defense system could destroy targets at a range of up to 500 kilometers and altitudes of up to 200 kilometers. The source admitted that a ship version of the Prometheus might appear in the future.
In June, The National Interest magazine wrote that the promising American strategic stealth bomber B-21 Raider will be invulnerable to this air defense system.
In May, the same publication stated that the S-500 Prometheus could destroy American fifth-generation F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II fighters.