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Russia to present S-500 missile system for export by 2030 — Arms exporter

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Russia says plans are ongoing to present its prospective S-500 Prometey surface-to-air missile/anti-ballistic missile system to the international arms market by 2030.

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Alexander Mikheev, head of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, spoke to Sputnik on Tuesday.

First S-500 deliveries to the Russian armed forces were scheduled for the end of the year.

“We plan to introduce the S-500 air defense missile system on the global market by 2030,’’ Mikheev said at the Army-2021 military forum.

The S-500 Prometey is a next-generation surface-to-air missile system with a range of about 600 kilometers (370 miles).

Its designed for intercepting and destroying intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as hypersonic cruise missiles and aircraft.

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