Russia’s advanced S-500 SAM ‘ready for series production’

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Unread post07 Aug 2019, 16:47

element1loop wrote:
fidgetspinner wrote:Comparing vegetables with fruits. ... SM-6 Ohhhh there we go lets see if it has the same ranges as the SM-3. ... Please everyone at least read the details of what each missile is able to do from a given air defense. You will be shocked by the differences in their purpose and realize they are not comparable.


Rather than be a smart-ass maybe you should have noted this bit first:

Probable reentry target


Not too impressive though, for such a role, if the aim was just to produce a 500 km radius kill interceptor.


That's stated clearly enough for most.


Bit that is just one of role for S-500. SM-3 is single role missile which don't carry almost no payload (KKV is around 10kg) no wonder it can have noticeable longer range then S-500. Btw I really don't see what is problem with ~500km range against probable ICBM dummy warhead.
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Unread post07 Aug 2019, 18:23

milosh wrote:Bit that is just one of role for S-500.


When doing its own targeting line-of-sight, is there another role for it at that range?

milosh wrote:SM-3 is single role missile which don't carry almost no payload (KKV is around 10kg) no wonder it can have noticeable longer range then S-500.


Yes, almost twice as good, for a fraction of the size and weight.

Look at SM1, SM2, SM3, and SM6. It's clear these are an evolving family of specialist as well as multipurpose missiles, of which SM3 is just one branch with a few variants.

Similar in nature to a family of specialist as well as multipurpose missiles for S300, S400, and S500 with their variants.

You were talking about one variant in a long-range intercept roll against a re-entry target. What else do you suppose its going to be compared to but to SM3 or THAAD? The comparison is not favorable.

But that's the point.

milosh wrote:Btw I really don't see what is problem with ~500km range against probable ICBM dummy warhead.


I didn't say it was a problem, it's just underwhelming given all the hoopla about these newer Russian systems, and their missiles. They seem lacking in comparison to their direct competitors.
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