A fighter designed to destroy Russian S-400 was tested in the United States
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A fighter designed to destroy Russian S-400 was tested in the United States

5 November , 13:05Army
The first photos from the tests of the American unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-180, which the United States called the "killer" of the Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems, appeared on the network.

"Although the US Air Force does not officially recognize the existence of this drone capable of destroying Russian defenses, the first footage from its tests suggests otherwise", - writes DatViet.

The new American drone is capable of gaining altitude up to 18 kilometers, which is higher than ground-based air defense systems can intercept. In addition, it has an improved ability to evade enemy radars compared to the F-117, F-22 and F-35 aircraft. The new drone has a long flight duration and can continuously stay in the air for up to a day. It also has a low radar signature. “Outwardly, it is very similar to the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. It has the same aerodynamic wing shape, as well as a special coating capable of absorbing radar waves, ”the newspaper writes.

It is noted that the United States has seven such RQ-180s in service. While they are used in reconnaissance and remote sensing of enemy air defense.

The Russian Ministry of Defense believes that the Russian S -400 Triumph air defense systems hit the target with 100% probability. This is why they are dangerous for the enemy. “However, until recently, it was believed that the Favorit air defense system in service with Russia was also invincible, but after several anti-aircraft missile systems were destroyed in a week, very big doubts arose about the reliability of the S-300”, - writes avia.pro with a link to a military expert.

Russian S-400s are exported to China, India and Turkey. Earlier, NATO countries expressed great concern that Russian S-400s appeared in service with Turkey. The country received the first batch of four such systems last fall. Then the United States threatened Turkey with sanctions.

The parties are now discussing a new contract. Its signing was announced at the Army-2020 forum this summer. America demanded to “drain” the technical characteristics of these complexes, but Turkey refused. In response, the United States launched a procedure to exclude Turkey from NATO . Earlier, American military experts admitted that the Russian S-400 is still the most effective weapon.

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