Thursday, December 19, 2013

Bluff, Bluster or Bargaining? Russia Plans Space Weapons in Response to American Hypersonics

The Russian government is to consider a plan to form a holding company that would produce weapons for the nation's Aerospace Defence Force and Strategic Missile Force.

The new structure is likely to include the federal space agency Roscosmos, air defence systems concern Almaz Antei, the Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV) and the newly formed United Space and Rocket Corporation, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported on 18 December.

The news comes just days after it was revealed that Russia's parliamentary Defence Committee called in November for the revival of a Soviet-era anti-satellite weapon project, in response to US plans for a rapid strike system using hypersonic weapons.

Note.  The only tangible aspects are reviving Soviet Union era weaponry.  Not new equipment.

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