Russian Aerospace Forces to Get State of the Art S-500 Air Defense Systems

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Russia deploys S-400 air defense missile system in Syria

 

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Aerospace Forces are expecting the appearance of new models of the S-500 air defense systems soon, Russian Aerospace Forces Vice Commander Lt.-Gen. Viktor Gumenny said Friday.

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Future Russian army could deploy anywhere in the world – in 7 hours

Artwork: Aleksey Komarov

Artwork: Aleksey Komarov

 

According to a new design specification from the Military-Industrial Commission in Moscow, a transport aircraft, dubbed PAK TA, will fly at supersonic speeds (up to 2,000 km/h) and will boast an impressively high payload of up to 200 tons. It will also have a range of at least 7,000 kilometers.

The PAK TA program envisages 80 new cargo aircraft to be built by 2024. This means in a decade Russia’s Central Command will be able to place a battle-ready armored army anywhere, Expert Online reports, citing a source in the military who attended the closed meeting.

The PAK TA freighters will be multilevel, with automated cargo loading and have the capability to airdrop hardware and personnel on any terrain. Continue reading