Russia Tests S-500 Air Defense System

On May 25, Russia successfully tested the S-500 Prometheus surface-to-air missile (SAM) system in the longest test flight to date, striking a target almost 480 km away. According to CNBC, “Russia claims that the ground-based missile system is capable of intercepting hypersonic missiles, drones and aircraft as well as stealth warplanes like the F-22 and the F-35.”