Russia has announced that it has successfully tested the S-300V4 air defense system. It has also confirmed that it can shoot down targets that are already under test, including those with supersonic missile systems. Experts also believe that the S-300V4 systems will be able to compete with the new missile systems for 10 to 15 years.
The S-300V4 system was tested in a variety of situations, as well as in the Caucasus-2020 strategic exercise, according to Defense Ministry sources. The system has a range of up to 400 km and is designed for future attacks, said Aitech Bizhev, a former deputy commander-in-chief of CIS air defense. The S-300V2 and S-300V4 systems are designed for missile defense.
President Trump has repeatedly said that the United States already has a system that is 17 times faster than supersonic missiles. China claims to have between 5-6 ballistic missile systems. In early September, however, the United States successfully tested a supersonic missile system. But in the sector, many believe that the United States lags behind China and Russia. The missile system is said to have a range of 1,000 miles in 10 to 12 minutes, with speeds ranging from Mach 6.5-8.
The S-300V4 system is capable of intercepting any target in the air. This system provides two to three times more air protection than the S-300. It can fire medium-range ballistic missiles. Radar It is capable of guiding with a launch system. The main problem for supersonic interceptions is speed and low flight penetration. Missile systems can be seen thousands of kilometers away, but low-altitude missiles can only be detected later, leaving the situation too late to respond. Ground communication system is not suitable. This is also because the transmission connection is a few seconds late. In addition, the missile must be able to locate and destroy its own targets.