The U.S. called the Russian “killer” F-35

The U.S. called the Russian "killer" F-35

In a publication on the website of The National Interest magazine, the Russian S-500 Prometheus anti-aircraft missile system was named the killer of the American F-35 Lightning II fifth generation fighter.

The U.S. edition notes that the S-400 Triumph SAM system entered service in 2007, but at the same time the Russian military had already started working on its possible replacement.

The magazine writes that S-500 “Prometheus” can detect and simultaneously attack up to ten warheads of ballistic missiles flying at a speed of more than four miles per second (more than 6.4 kilometers per second), as well as hit low-orbit satellites and some types of spacecraft in near space.

In November Lieutenant General Andrey Yudin, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Air and Space Forces of Russia, stated that the creation of S-500 “Prometheus” SRS will be completed in 2021.

In June 2019, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that S-500 “Prometheus” is ready for mass production.