Future Russian army aerospace defense units will have capacity intercept hypersonic targets 2211112
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Defense News - Russia
|Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 01:44 PM|
|Future Russian army aerospace defense units will have the capacity to intercept hypersonic targets.|
The Russian aerospace defense system, which will be completed in December 2011, will have the ability to intercept all types of missiles, including hypersonic, said Tuesday, November 22, 2011, the Russian Minister of Defense, Anatoly Serdyukov, during a meeting.
Russian army is now equipped with the latest generation of S-400 air defence missile, and in the futur with the new S-500.
"The integration of all new defense systems give the ability to intercept all targets, also those moving at hypersonic speeds, bothin the air or in space," said the minister.
He added that the creation of aerospace defense forces was to be completed before the December 1, 2011.
"They bring together the efforts and capabilities of air defense systems, warning missile attacks and control of space," said a senior military official.