Or perhaps satelite launched?
Actually satellite launch would introduce a few problems... the obvious is lack of quick reload capability. The second would be that it would be like putting a sniper on a Merry Go Round to shoot another person on that MGR... which would actually make sense because as they are both on the same ride each would appear stationary... the problem is that unless the target follows a trajectory that matches the trajectory of your satellites it would be like a sniper going round on one MGR trying to shoot someone on another Merry Go Round. It is easier to just stand on the ground and shoot... and cheaper too... the price to get on these merry go rounds is hundreds of millions of dollars for a large satellite with several tons of missile interceptors.
If you want to start basing weapons on satellites it makes sense for them to be reentry vehicles of ICBMs or SLBMs... a large satellite could carry dozens and release them like a cargo ship can release sea mines... the enemy wont have any idea of where they came from...
Well that was pretty much a given. Where else are they going to place such systems? There's probably only room on the new destroyers, Kirovs and maybe Slava's with some heavy conversion (although I doubt that they will place it on the Slavas)
These destroyers are going to be the numbers vessels of the Russian Navy so it makes sense for them to carry them... but an important thing to keep in mind is that if the naval S-500 is similar size to the S-400 big missiles or smaller then they can be loaded into the Redut launchers being fitted to many new and upgraded Russian surface vessels. If it turns out to be bigger I would think configuring it to be launched from the UKSK launchers could be worth while... the 9m length could allow a booster model.
Then all you need is the appropriate radars able to look up... the data sharing network they are working on should allow satellite data and data from a range of platforms... land, sea, and air be combined to search for and track targets.
Python you not only are a Russian but served in Russian navy, stop using them foul Western names for our ships! :p
I agree in principle, but do find the Russian names hard to remember (and spell).
Yekaterinburg arriving @ Zvezdochka for repairs after the fire.
Who knew Russia will use ships as part of NMD. It makes difference with radar system and missile load. I tought S-400 will be weapon of its choice and Russia future destroyer will have primary air defense role besides ability to launch devastating missile attack or seek and destroy subs.
I very much doubt every Redut tube will be filled with S-500 missiles... the purpose of multi missile launch systems is variety and choice and flexibility.
Such weapons will not likely be fired in salvo by one ship... 5 x S-500s launched from 5 different ships spread over a few thousand square kms would have a much better chance of intercepting one target than 5 launched from one vessel.
With this in mind.... even on an ABM patrol a vessel fitted to fire S-500 will only likely carry 2-4 missiles at most, with the rest of the tubes filled with other SAM types to defend the group and the ship itself.