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Russian Ground Forces' Air Defense Force to become part of united aerospace defense system
RIA Novosti ^ | 12/27/2010 | RIA Novosti

Posted on 12/26/2010 9:10:39 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

The Russian Ground Forces' Air Defense Force will become part of a united aerospace defense system, the Air Defense Force's chief has said.

"In the course of the creation of a united aerospace defense system, the Russian Ground Forces' Air Defense Force will become one of its most important parts which together with other aerospace defense elements will be responsible for air defense and non-strategic missile defense at infrastructure and military facilities and troop deployment sites," Major General Alexander Leonov told journalists in Moscow on Saturday.

The Russian Ground Forces' Air Defense Force includes such air defense systems as S-300, Buk (SA-11 Gadfly), Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound), Top (SA-15 Gauntlet), Tunguska ( SA-19 Grison), Strela-10 (SA-13 Gopher), and Shilka (Awl).

(Excerpt) Read more at en.rian.ru ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airdefense; moscow; russia; russiaairforces

1 posted on 12/26/2010 9:10:51 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

It sucks to be small and be near Russia. They might even test NATO in a decade or so by invading a small Baltic republic to see our reaction.


2 posted on 12/26/2010 11:02:56 PM PST by mewykwistmas
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