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originally posted by: roguetechie
a reply to: spy66
It's not a MIRV type system at all. The s-500 will basically have 3 entirely different missiles that it can fire, each weighted towards a certain target set performance envelope and range/altitude band.
What is unique, interesting, and potentially very dangerous for us is it's ability to utilize several different types of radars etc to build a real time picture of the battle space and feed mid course correction data to missiles in flight.
They have also put very large amounts of effort into making it all but impossible for us to jam their mid course correction data from getting to the missile which means that it can light it's seeker off later and to an extent use cheaper harder to jam seekers.
As far as s-500 being a "future capability" the newest s-400 triumf batteries can already fire at least one of the missiles which will be fired by Prometheus batteries. (I think it's their mid tier GP missile, mostly because they're working very hard to make certain key parts of Prometheus are as close to a total surprise as possible)
Hopefully this helps... ATS ate the good version of this post so you guys are getting this instead, but if you have specific questions i will try to find you answers to the best of my ability.
Also Yuppa, I'm almost positive that they're not using sub munitions on any of the 3 currently expected Prometheus battery compatible missiles.
But if you really want I can go get stuff on warhead specifics for anti-aircraft missiles & or ASAT's in general and look for specific information on Prometheus warheads.