S-500 "Prometheus" makes the US withdrawal from the ABM treaty useless


The Russian S-500 Prometey system will complete state tests this year. The newest systems will make it possible to deploy an almost strategic-level anti-aircraft "umbrella" and "nullify" the American maneuver with the withdrawal from the ABM Treaty.


It is worth recalling that the latter was signed back in May 1974. The agreement allowed the USSR and the USA to have no more than two missile defense areas with a radius of action of no more than 150 km. However, later the number of such districts was reduced to one. As a result, the Soviet Union focused on defending the capital and the central industrial region, and the United States decided to “cover” its ICBM mines in the states of Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota.

The aforementioned agreement was called “the cornerstone of strategic stability and security,” as it held back both nuclear powers from possible aggression. However, at the end of 2001, the Americans announced their withdrawal from the treaty. George W. Bush decided on a similar maneuver, betting on the newest multifunctional combat information and control system "Aegis", which was supposed to provide the United States with absolute invulnerability to enemy missiles.

The latter's anti-missiles were based mainly on ships and, having high mobility, could be deployed in the immediate vicinity of our shores. At the same time, this system is capable of shooting down everything - from aircraft to medium-range ballistic missiles. On the whole, the Americans were convinced that Russia was "hopelessly behind" and that its retaliatory withdrawal from the ABM Treaty would no longer make any difference. However, they were wrong.

The newest system S-500 "Prometheus" will be a worthy answer to the "American cunning". Formally, it belongs to the army systems and does not come under any restrictions. However, in reality, it can be safely ranked at the strategic level.

The fact is that the Prometheus has become a kind of intermediate link between the strategic Nudol and the tactical S-400. It is able to effectively fight both cruise missiles, strategic bombers and VKP flying beyond the radio horizon, as well as ballistic warheads, which, by the way, the S-500 can intercept up to 10 pieces at a time. In addition, due to its high mobility, the complex can be quickly deployed in the most dangerous areas.

After Prometheus goes into production, Russia will be able to form brigades of a new, in fact strategic, level to cover the country's most important regions in the event of an exacerbation of the international situation. Consequently, with the "hopeless lag" of our country, the United States, as always, hastened.

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  1. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) April 15 2021 10: 43
    +7
    In 2001, it may and was this superiority. The Yankees simply did not expect that Russia would begin to rearm very quickly. The specifics of the US technologies. They first develop, then build a production plant. After the end of production, the plant is demolished. They have no such thing as re-equipment, conservation and Therefore, in most cases they cannot reproduce even what they had. And along with production, most of the time, most of the accompanying technological documentation is destroyed. Therefore, when the SS-20 was destroyed, the Yankees thought that everything. But the technological chain remained. in general, because of its mentality, a lot is not able to understand. This is how Russia rivets new things on the old technological base. But they could, if they knew history.
  2. Mykola Onishchenko (Mykola Onishchenko) April 15 2021 15: 45
    -7
    And the curvature of the Earth once again does not hurt?
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      123 (123) April 17 2021 00: 45
      +1
      And the curvature of the Earth once again does not hurt?

      Nicolas, you are so funny laughing Is this joke still popular with you? I'll tell you a secret, the Earth is not flat, so much so that they manage to make a globe.
      And beyond the borders of the country of Svidomo skyscrapers, all sorts of pseudosciences still exist, and the Mokal propagandists are so insidious that they write textbooks like this:

      FOUNDATIONS OF THE THEORY OF RADAR SYSTEMS AND COMPLEXES
      http://vii.sfu-kras.ru/images/libs/Osnovi_teorii.pdf

      But do not look in there and do not show your own people, otherwise you will be lustrated in a trash can.
      There are terrible things they write belay

      When solving problems of a defense nature, target flights at low (extremely low) altitudes and the Earth curvature factor force the observation points (radar positions) to be located at dominant heights and to reduce the distance between them.

      The distance between the positions of the subunits (the density of the regular network) is mainly determined by the provided range of radar detection of targets at extremely low altitudes, taking into account the curvature of the Earth.

      At the same time, with increasing altitude, the maximum possible distance to the radar's swath increases, limited by the curvature of the earth and the presence of radar shadows.
  3. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) April 15 2021 20: 26
    +4
    Quote: Mykola Onishchenko
    But do not build any illusions, when an attack on a NATO member country is made, a response across the bracketed muzzle is inevitable.

    Don't be under any illusion about NATO's response)