Note: S-400 was working in 1999. What it lacked then was a new missile. Rhen it was basically a new launcher with old missiles.I'm surprised they finished testing with fewer issues this time... I recall how the S-400 was delayed as heck because of electronics issues. I heard hear say they had some help with that from the South Koreas (which led to what is called the S-350).
Yeah, I meant to write direct instead of indirect. My brain must have short circuited.Not my theme really. Brief lookup shows that it's the other way round: Nona-M with recoilles rifle mode was not adopted, and only gun-mortar variant (dubbed Nona-K and having an indirectfire capability) was used. Similarly, Nona-M1 does have an indirect fire capability, however, as it's an upgrade to the Nona-K, not Nona-M.
I'm surprised they finished testing with fewer issues this time... I recall how the S-400 was delayed as heck because of electronics issues. I heard hear say they had some help with that from the South Koreas (which led to what is called the S-350).
Like THAAD it will be hooked into singular integrated aerospace defense network, plus it is devised also for interception of hypersonic threats. Also S-500 is also a SAM system, not exclusive ABM like American one. Triumphator-M is a composite system providing capability for destroying various different threats with one system, rather whole family of different ones.
The first regiment has rolled out. I wonder what the performance of the ABM missile is like. Similar to the THAAD?
No.The Space Review: Aerostat: a Russian long-range anti-ballistic missile system with possible counterspace capabilities
Interesting English Language article on relatively secret Russian developments for ABM. Is it bullshit?
Well, what is different is the mention of a missile that is essentially an ICBM that is aimed at counterspace.No.
There are no secrets from at least past ten years becouse most of the old Cold War research are declassified, on both sides.
Fact that Russians create composity integrated aerospace defense network was a thing back in the 80s, where doctrinal requirements were formulated and research and testing started. The same was going for alliance level IADS integration. ABM and A-SAT organic capability for ground based systems was considered vital necesity since the late 80s.
S-500 is a net centric system similar to the AEGIS, but instead being placed in one warship it is distributed on many mobile platforms where launchers can be armed with variety of different effectors. So ypu basically have land version of distributed lethality concept.
Hook it into the milnet and BMS, feed inforamtion from every other platform, weapon carrier, sensor or even effector and you have a A2/AD "bubble" that basically zones out the defended area, for long enough to plow with tanks potential opposition, with impunity almost.
What different?Well, what is different is the mention of a missile that is essentially an ICBM that is aimed at counterspace.