While we are dealing with our civility, the world moves on. We certainly have our priorities.
The stunning power of Russia’s S-300 — So says Russia’s Pravda RU
The S-300 system was first deployed by the Soviet Union in 1979, designed for the air defense of large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases, and control of airspace against enemy strike aircraft.
And a stunning slide show can be found at Pravda RU..propaganda arm of Russia Photo Album Here
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RU: Will S-500 system be good against Minotaur IV
Now do I have this straight? The Russians tell us we cannot have a missle defense system with the new START treaty, but they are moving along with their little numbers??
On December 16, Russian military experts gathered for a round table discussion organized by RIA Novosti news agency. The experts came to conclusion that one of the major tasks for the future missile defense system would be the struggle against hypersonic weapons of potential enemies.
Igor Korotchenko, an official with the Russian Defense Ministry, said during the conference that NATO countries, particularly the USA, had been developing a new generation of hypersonic strike weapons and hypersonic missile weapons (Prompt Global Strike).
It will be highly complicated to intercept the new missiles with the use of contemporary anti-missile systems. The flight-in time of the new weapon in comparison with air-based cruise missiles is reduced to mere minutes, which makes it impossible for the attacked side to take defense measures.
The Americans say that the hypersonic arms will be built to destroy terrorists, first and foremost. However, according to the documents of NATO’s AGARD group, the hypersonic missiles will be developed to strike enemy’s reinforced objects, ABM and AD systems, to obtain supremacy in the air, to effectively intercept ballistic missiles and destroy hypersonic assault weapons. More here from Pravda RU