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Russia Eyes 2016 Fielding of S-500 Antimissile System
Russian General Staff head Gen. Valery Gerasimov on Thursday declared that the next-generation S-500 antimissile system would "become available" sometime in 2016, Interfax reported.
Development of the S-500 surface-to-air missile and other new weapons "has been steady and uninterrupted," Gerasimov said.
There has been speculation that management problems and troubles getting the cutting-edge technology to perform correctly could delay the S-500's availability until 2017.
The air and missile defense system is a more capable version of the current-generation S-400 and is designed to have the capability to neutralize ICBM threats.
Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region: Report Prepared for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Parliamentarians, and Publics
April 3, 2013
This report is the result of a Track II dialogue including distinguished former senior political leaders, senior military officers, defence officials, and security experts from Europe, Russia, and the United States.
April 2, 2013
An op-ed in The International Herald Tribune urging today's leaders to move decisively and permanently toward a new security strategy in the Euro-Atlantic region.
This article provides an overview of Russia’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.