Russia Shows Advanced S-500 Live Fire Test

July 21, 2021

The Moscow Times:

Russia’s military has for the first time released footage of a live fire test of its advanced S-500 Prometheus missile system on Tuesday.

The footage showed the vehicle elevating into the launch-ready position, releasing the radar and firing a missile into the air. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the launch took place at the Kapustin Yar shooting range in southern Russia and the system engaged a “high-speed ballistic target.”

“The live firing conducted during trials confirmed the Russian military air defense equipment’s specified tactical and technical characteristics and high reliability,” it said…

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