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Russian Aerospace Force to receive upgraded anti-ballistic missile defense system
The Russian Aerospace Force will receive a modernized anti-ballistic missile defense system soon to provide air defense for Moscow, Anti-Missile Defense Division Commander of the Aerospace Force’s 1st Air and Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Army Colonel Andrei Cheburin said on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.
     
Russian Aerospace Force to receive upgraded anti ballistic missile defense system 640 001Russian Aerospace Force troops in Moscow are to receive upgraded anti-ballistic missile defense systems
     
"I am convinced that we will receive a modernized anti-ballistic missile defense system in the imminent future," Cheburin said in an interview with Russian News Service radio station adding that the system would provide anti-ballistic missile defense for Moscow in any situation.

According to Cheburin, Russia is currently upgrading interceptor missiles to improve their characteristics. This year, the Russian anti-ballistic missile defense large unit launched an interceptor missile at the Sary-Shagan range successfully, Cheburin said.

"We also detected and tracked all the ballistic missiles launched from our continent," the officer said.

CEO of the Almaz-Antey air defense system producer Yan Novikov said earlier that Russia was testing an advanced anti-ballistic missile defense system. However, the A-135 Amur system, which was developed in the 1990s, has no analogs in the world by a number of parameters and is currently being used to provide air defense for Moscow and the Central Industrial Region.

Moscow’s anti-ballistic missile defense system is a unique system that allows defending the Russian capital from any ballistic missile.

"Today this is the sole system in the world able to intercept any ballistic missile with a full set of anti-missile defense penetration aids attacking Moscow from any direction," Cheburin said.

Moscow’s anti-ballistic missile defense system is a complex system comprising two main types of weapons, the officer said.

"Moscow’s anti-ballistic missile defense system is a complex automatic system comprising both information and fire weapons," Cheburin said.

"Elements of the anti-ballistic missile defense large unit are operating the anti-ballistic missile defense system and are responsible for its combat readiness," he added.

Moscow’s anti-ballistic missile defense system is working in cooperation with missile attack warning and space control systems.

Almaz-Antey General Designer Pavel Sozinov said in December 2014 that the Russian Armed Forces would receive Russian-made analogs of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) systems.

According to Sozinov, Russia is currently developing a mobile analog of the US GMD system.
     
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