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February 03, 2016
Russia's cutting-edge S-500 missile system to begin tests this year
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2016
The first prototypes of the next-generation S-500 air defense system will reach completion and begin its pre-tests in 2016. This is a new generation system, capable of destroying aerial offensive targets as well intercontinental ballistic missiles and near space targets. The new system not only combines the best feats of the previous systems, but also offers completely new possibilities in the field of air, missile and space defense, according to the member of advisory council of the Military-Indu ... read more

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