United States defense officials are concerned that Russia’s cutting-edge S-500 missile defense system is so good that the best stealth warplanes in the Pentagon’s arsenal will be unable to do anything about it, defense analyst Dave Majumdar wrote for the National Interest. “Indeed, some of [Russia’s] new weapons – like the S-500 – are so capable that many US defense official worry that even stealth warplanes like the F-22,

F-35 and the B-2 might have problems overcoming them,” he observed. Russian defense officials expect the S-500 to enter service in the near future, but no specific date has been provided yet. In April, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told RIA Novosti that the deployment was not scheduled for this year. READ MORE