Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Russia is developing new missiles to counter space-based missile systems that could soon be deployed by the United States, Russia’s air force commander was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
“We are building new missiles that will be capable of defending not only against air-defence systems but space-based systems,” General Alexander Zelin said, quoted by Russian news agencies.
The United States and other countries will have deployed such satellite-based missile systems capable of striking any target in Russia by 2030, he said.
“Foreign air forces, above of all the United States, will acquire the capability to deal time-synchronized precision strikes on a global scale at virtually any target on Russia territory,” Zelin said.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 3:59 am