Russia tests S-300V4 system, two to three times wider protection than S-300

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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.

ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA. AUGUST 15, 2014. A S-300V surface-to-air missile system on display at the 2nd International Exhibition “Oboronexpo-2014” as part of the International Forum “Engineering Technologies 2014” in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region. (Photo ITAR-TASS/ Sergei Savostyanov)
Россия. Москва. 15 августа. Зенитно-ракетная система С-300В на Международной выставке вооружения, технологий и инноваций “Оборонэкспо-2014” в Жуковском. Фото ИТАР-ТАСС/ Сергей Савостьянов

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.