The US National Interest magazine published a report on the newest Russian missile defense system, stating that the S500 system, known as Prometheus, is capable of killing the US latest F35 fighter jet and burying it in its cradle!
The S500 has the ability to intercept modern warplanes, missiles and some types of satellites as well.
Its range of interceptor missiles exceeds 600 kilometers, which is the range that anti-aircraft missiles currently have.
The S500 is the next generation of anti-air missile systems.
Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov announced at the end of April that construction of the S500 system was in its final stages.
Russia is expected to start supplying its armed forces with S500 systems by the beginning of 2020.