Skip to comments.Russian Military Creating Cyber Warfare Branch
Posted on 08/19/2013 11:26:55 PM PDT by TexGrill
MOSCOW, August 20 (RIA Novosti) A separate branch dedicated to cyber warfare is being created in the Russian Armed Forces as the Internet could become a new theater of war in the near future, a senior Russian military R&D official said.
Cyber space is becoming our priority the decision to create a cyber-security command and a new branch of the armed forces has already been made, said Andrei Grigoryev, the head of the recently-created Foundation for Advanced Military Research.
We are working on the overall concept of the program to be developed in this area, Grigoryev said in an interview with Echo Moskvy radio on Monday.
The Foundation for Advanced Military Research, similar in its purpose to America's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), was set up in October last year to boost the development of advanced weaponry and help streamline the arms procurement process in Russia.
Grigoryev said his agency had singled out three main areas of military R&D futuristic weaponry, future soldier gear and cyber warfare.
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They’ve been quite active in this area for years.
They’re just getting around to admitting it now.
Georgian response to the attack by Russia was slowed and made less effective by Russian military hackers.
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