News from the Russian Front S-300, S-500 Missle Defense

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

Better news yet:

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

8 Responses to “News from the Russian Front S-300, S-500 Missle Defense”

  1. Karen Howes Says:

    Yup, this administration wants to take us back to the turn of the 20th century as far as defense– meanwhile, other countries keep right on developing new weapons.

    I agree with William, though– China is more of a threat than Russia.


  2. William Stout Says:

    There are a number of game changing weapons in dev right now. Rail guns, anti-matter weapons, and advanced missile systems. Many are highly classified, but if they ever see field deployment the defenders won’t know what hit them. The key American edge has always been technological. The U.S. has been consistently 30 to 40 years ahead of our competition.

    Espionage can reduce that advantage, but manufacturing limitations prevent a foreign nation from achieving an equal footing. The Chinese are an exception to this. They have the capital and the intel to nearly erase any technological advantage that the U.S. possesses. In fact, the Chinese has had an intensive intel effort going against the U.S. for decades. While Russia also has a capable intelligence gathering capability, it lacks the capital to take advantage of their strategic gains.

    I guess that what I am trying to say is that it is not Russia that we should be worried about so much as Red China.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for stopping by with your thoughts. My thoughts also, but I do worry about a rogue nation sending over one. I am sure it is classified, but there was some discussion about the reliability of our defensive system. IF we do no continue to upgrade and improve, it would be worrisome. If we capitulate just to please Russia, we are placing ourselves in an untenable situation.


  3. Bunkerville Says:

    Russia isn’t what I am worried about really. It is a loose cannon that will finish us. Clinton vetoed the push of a defense to cover our cities, and we are foolish if we don’t. To stop just to make Russia happy is criminal.


  4. fleeceme Says:

    Russkies are funny.

    And to be fair, our progressives have been telling us we can’t have missile defense much longer than the Russians have. Give credit where credit is due.


  5. rjjrdq Says:

    The 2002 census found 14,5 million Muslims in Russia (around 10% of the population). However, in 2005, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Seigei Lavrov advanced the number of 20 million.

    So how do you think this is going to turn out?


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