Difference between S-400 and S-500: Know here

Difference between S-400 and S-500: Know here

Difference between S-400 and S-500: In this article, we would be covering the difference between S-400 and s-500 Missile system. This article is important from defence exams point of view and it can be asked in SSB Interview also. 

S400 Triumf or NATO SA21 Growler



  • S400 is an all distance and a very high altitude weapons system. Its maximum missile range is 400 KM or 250 miles.
  • So, the S400 is a mobile anti ballistic missile and typical air defense weapons platform which goes against all agreed upon treaties with the west.  
  • The S400 also uses a variety of ranged missiles from short range to very long range. It is smart because missile system.
  • S400 Triumf missile system will also be updated to the point that all of the mobile S400 units can be networked into the OTHR (Over The Horizon RADAR) sites as well as other traditional RADAR systems.
  •  Its maximum detection range of the RADAR set up is about 600 KM or 372 miles. Maximum engagement range is about 400 KM. The current version can target up to 6 threats. Response time is said to be still at 10+/- seconds. Equipped with hit to kill or conventional warheads.

S-500 Prometey also known as 55R6M "Triumfator-M"


  • The S-500 is a new-generation surface-to-air missile system. It is designed for intercepting and destroying intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as hypersonic cruise missiles and aircraft, for air defense against Airborne Early Warning and Control and for jamming aircraft.
  •  S-500 Prometey is most likely the first fully networked mobile anti ballistic, anti satellite (LEO+), anti aircraft, anti hypersonic missile system in the world today.
  • It  owns the world record for longest target destroyed at 299 miles or 482 KM
  • S-500 Prometey's maximum targeting range is at about 600 KM. S-500 would be able to detect and simultaneously engage up to 10 ballistic hypersonic targets flying at a speed of 5 kilometres per second (3.1 mi/s; 18,000 km/h) to a limit of 7 km/s.


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