Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Is Russia's S-400 Anti-Missile System Really That Good?

An S-400 air defence missile system is deployed for a combat duty at the Hmeymim airbase to provide security of the Russian air group's flights in Syria. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik

Michael Peck, National Interest: The U.S. Air Force Fears for Its F-15s and F-35s vs. Russia's S-400. But . . .

Moscow isn't so confident. Here's why.

The United States and other nations worry that Russia’s sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles will deny the skies to Western aircraft.

Too bad some Russians aren’t so confident.

A Russian military expert warns that air defense missile systems, like the vaunted S-300 and S-400, aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

The problem is that NATO can overwhelm Russia’s air defenses, argues Anatolyevich Khramchikhin, deputy director of the Institute for Political and Military Analysis.

Read more ....

WNU Editor: Russians are not Supermen. And the S-400 platform can be defeated like platforms before it. And secrets are never kept secret for long .... US military has S-300 systems: Reports (Hurriyet Daily News).


Anonymous said...

Any system can be swarmed.

Anonymous said...

According to the report, titled “Bursting the Bubble? Russia´s A2AD-Capabilities in the Baltic Sea Region”, FOI states that the actual range of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft system, which is promoted as having a range of 400 kilometers, is actually 150-200 kilometers, the report stated.

“The S-400 air defense system is often claimed to have a 400-km range, but FOI’s technical experts estimate that the effective range against maneuvering targets at low altitude is much less, even down to 20 km for smaller targets hugging the terrain,” according to the report.


jimbrown said...

Manual says so.

Erdogan says so.

Must be true.