Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a Victory Day military parade marking the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II.
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WASHINGTON — The Russian CEO who oversees the Kremlin’s military–industrial complex says the nation’s S-500 surface-to-air missile system “will enter service very soon.”
Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov said Sunday during an interview on Russian state-owned television that the S-500, an upgraded version of the S-400 missile system, was in production and would join the Kremlin’s arsenal after testing.
Russia claims that the ground-based missile system is capable of intercepting hypersonic missiles, drones and aircraft as well as stealth warplanes like the F-22 and the F-35.
“These are more updated systems. I’d prefer not to tell about them now, they are not yet operational. I think they will enter service very soon,” Chemezov said.
Earlier in the week, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said the S-500 would be delivered to…