US media: Russia demonstrates the ability to intercept hypersonic targets


For the first time, Russian air defense forces demonstrated the capabilities of their S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems for intercepting hypersonic targets. It is reported by the American edition of Military Watch.


It is assumed that the interception of a ballistic missile warhead simulator was carried out using a 40H6E long-range anti-aircraft guided missile. Today it is the only Russian missile capable of hitting targets moving at a speed of 14 Machs. Moreover, this SAM is also compatible with S-300V4 systems.

40H6E can hit aerodynamic, ballistic and hypersonic targets. The minimum height for hitting targets is 10 meters with a minimum range of 5 km. The maximum range of destruction of warheads of medium-range ballistic missiles is 15 km, and the maximum range of destruction of aerodynamic targets is up to 400 km.

It is expected that this missile and even more long-range ammunition with a range of up to 600 km will be used by the S-500 "Prometheus" air defense system, which should be put into service by the end of 2020. Production of the S-500 began in 2018 and now they are at the final stage of testing.

Unlike the S-400, the new S-500 is better suited for the destruction of strategic intercontinental missile warheads, as well as promising hypersonic targets. It is assumed that over the next few years 40H6E can be integrated into existing S-400 air defense systems to further improve their combat capabilities.
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  1. Orange big Offline
    Orange big (Max) 2 May 2020 12: 35
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    Today it is the only Russian missile capable of hitting targets moving at a speed of 14 Machs. Moreover, this SAM is also compatible with S-300V4 systems.

    By the way, the photo shows the military S-300V4.
  2. Peter Tverdokhlebov 2 May 2020 14: 19
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    In this article, what is meant by "hypersonic targets"?
    Guided ballistic missile warhead?
    Aeroballistic rocket?
    A rocket with a hypersonic ramjet?
    1. Orange big Offline
      Orange big (Max) 2 May 2020 17: 22
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      There are missiles for intercepting guided homing rifles ICBMs. But they are much more powerful and more expensive. There are fewer of them.

      ... the PRS-1M modified long-range interceptor missile does not have a nuclear, but a shrapnel warhead. And the author confused the parameters somewhat, citing the characteristics of the A-135 long-range missile, which had already been withdrawn from service. The height of interception lies in the range from 150 km to 750 km. The range reaches 900 km. The speed, according to various sources, is from 4,0 km / s to 5,5 km / s. However, this is not the most record for missile defense characteristics, contrary to the assertion of the German magazine. The three-stage strategic American GBI interceptor has a maximum range of 5500 km and an interception height of 2000 km. Well, the speed, in fact, is the first cosmic one, since GBI is a launch vehicle that displays a kinetic interceptor into space, which separates from the rocket before interception.

      But in terms of dynamic characteristics, the Russian missile defense is unparalleled. It withstands lateral overload approaching 100 g, and the permissible longitudinal - 210 g. That is, the rocket may well work with hypersonic maneuvering targets.

      https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/235592/
    2. Orange big Offline
      Orange big (Max) 2 May 2020 17: 32
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      Quote: Peter Tverdokhlebov
      In this article, what is meant by "hypersonic targets"?
      Guided ballistic missile warhead?
      Aeroballistic rocket?
      A rocket with a hypersonic ramjet?

      It’s an uncontrolled ballistic missile warhead (meaning ICBMs). There are completely different speeds. And 40H6E will not pull them. Most likely, they worked on the target-simulator of the BRDS, which are a regular target for 40H6E. That is, most likely for

      Aeroballistic rocket?
      A rocket with a hypersonic ramjet?
      40H6E can hit aerodynamic, ballistic and hypersonic targets. The minimum height for hitting targets is 10 meters with a minimum range of 5 km. The maximum range of destruction of warheads of medium-range ballistic missiles is 15 km, and the maximum range of destruction of aerodynamic targets is up to 400 km.
  3. Alexey Grigoryev (Alexey Grigoriev) 2 May 2020 15: 57
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    S-300V4. It was developed to destroy Pershing -2 missiles.
  4. Nikolaevich I Offline
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 3 May 2020 00: 22
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    The maximum range of destruction of warheads of medium-range ballistic missiles is 15 kmand the maximum range of destruction of aerodynamic targets is up to 400 km.

    What kind of thing?
    1. Orange big Offline
      Orange big (Max) 3 May 2020 08: 48
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      Quote: Nikolaevich I
      The maximum range of destruction of warheads of medium-range ballistic missiles is 15 kmand the maximum range of destruction of aerodynamic targets is up to 400 km. What kind of thing?

      This is when working on ballistic goals. For example, BRDS. Can you imagine the path along which ballistic missiles fly, descending only at the end of the flight path? Hence, such parameters of their interception. For aerodynamic purposes, such as an airplane, the interception range is up to 400 km.