According to Roblin, the S-550 will be able to intercept not only intercontinental ballistic missiles, but also, since the system is designed to protect against space attack, this air defense system will be able to intercept American spaceplanes, such as the X-37 drone, located in low Earth orbit.
The expert also believes that the S-550 will be a mobile system that is difficult to detect and destroy using stealth aircraft and cruise missiles.
Recall that the S-550 air defense system will be a continuation of the S-500 “Prometheus”, which is now being supplied to the troops, on the basis of which it is based. The difference between the S-500 and previous generations of air defense systems will be a greater detection and interception range of ballistic missiles. Moreover, according to the developers, the S-550 is distinguished by the ability to intercept any targets, including space targets.