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    S-500 'Prometheus' and S-550 missile systems

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    Post  ALAMO Wed Feb 28, 2024 2:13 pm

    The info about the price of the system is quite interesting.
    2bln RUB. Four times the S-400 price.
    Which if true gives us a funny comparison.
    Price of slightly more than $22mln for S-550 and 5.5 mln for S-400.
    It's a bargain if true ...

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    Post  franco Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:56 pm

    Did it specify what comprises a system?
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    Post  Hole Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:08 pm

    Command post, a surveillance radar, a fire control radar and some launchers.

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    Post  Isos Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:36 pm

    S-400 is sold 250 million $ for export. Hard to believe but when you see Su-30 at 16 million $ it's quite in the range.
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    Post  Hole Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:57 pm

    A complete S-400 unit consists of a lot of vehicles. Plus a number of missiles.
    That adds up.

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    Post  GarryB Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:24 am

    The video is a mishmash of open source material.

    Yes, I know, but that particular launch is blurred. They don't blur the launches of the SA-12 family of Army S-300 missiles... just before that launch there is another launch from a greater distance that is not blurred.

    I suspect they blurred it because it is the actual S-500 and they are not ready to show its shape just yet.

    For all we know it might have a scramjet second stage, which would allow it to attack targets at enormous range and speed, but might make another version with a solid rocket second state necessary for use in space against satellite targets for example.

    S-400 is sold 250 million $ for export.

    Domestic sales are 4-5% profit, while export orders are 30% or more to help them with their financial situations.

    Plus of course that would include support contracts and training etc etc for the life of the system, while we are talking about the price the Russian military pays for the vehicles and missiles.

    Obviously it also depends on how many missiles you buy with it.

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