The Chinese press is actively discussing the topic of the imminent introduction of the latest S-500 anti-aircraft missile systems into service with the RF Armed Forces. The discussion is also associated with an attempt to answer the question of whether, is it worth China to purchase these new generation air defense systems from the Russian Federation.
Material published on the pages of the Chinese portal Sohu, which states that, that the popularity of the Russian-made S-500 "Prometheus" complex in the world arms market may turn out to be high, if he can fight stealth fighters. celebrated, that the radar of the S-500 air defense system allows you to detect and identify targets at distances, which cannot be monitored by any of the existing complexes. When this is added, that the S-500 air defense system is not only an anti-aircraft weapon, but also anti-missile.
An author in the Chinese media writes about, that one of the most likely first buyers of the S-500 "Prometheus" air defense system from Russia could be India. from the article:
India may acquire S-500 from Russia, even if not confirmed, that he is able to counter the stealth fighters. Anti-missile performance can play a role. India may order the S-500 as a more modern addition to the contracted S-400 Triumph, since they do not have their own air defense and missile defense technologies.
Moreover, the Chinese author, assuming, that India could become the first buyer of Russian S-500, he pumps himself, adding, that in this case, China's geopolitical rival can get the PRC ahead of a more advanced anti-aircraft weapon.
Earlier in the Russian Federation, representatives of the defense industry noted, that there is no talk of exporting the S-500 air defense system yet. The main task is to deliver the latest systems to the Russian Armed Forces.