Rostec CEO: Production of S-500 missile systems begins in Russia

Rostec CEO: Production of S-500 missile systems begins in Russia

Production of S-500 surface-to-air missile systems has begun in Russia, CEO of Russia’s Rostec state-run hi-tech corporation Sergei Chemezov said.

"New state-of-the-art weapons are being developed. So, once we can already sell S-400 systems, we now begin to manufacture S-500 systems. These are more updated systems," he said in an interview with the Deistvuyushchiye Litsa (Political Actors) on the Rossiya-1 television channel.

"I’d prefer not to tell about them now, they are not yet operational. I think they will enter service very soon," TASS cited the CEO of Rostec as saying.

When asked when these state-of-the-art missile systems enter operational service, he said, "When trials are over."

According to Chemezov, the S-500 system’s range will be higher than that of S-400 systems.

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