Saturday, August 31, 2013

Is Russia Going To Deploy A 'Star Wars' Missile System In 2017?

S-400 anti-aircraft missile system launchers. © RIA Novosti. Anton Denisov

Russia To Fight Space Invaders, Other Threats, With Advanced ‘Star Wars’ S-500 Missile Defense System -- IBTimes

Russia has announced plans to deploy the S-500 air defense missile weapon system by 2018. The S-500 system can hit targets in space and has a range of 500 kilometers, approximately 310 miles.

Interfax news agency reports the S-500 air defense missile weapon system will be ready for deployment by January 2018. The announcement was made by the commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force, Lt. Col. Viktor Bondarev on Friday. Bondarev said, “We can now say we can make this system. It will hit ballistic and aerodynamic targets. It will have an excellent range of some 500 km,” reports Interfax.

The S-500 air defense system is an upgrade from the S-400 system, which has a range of 400 km (249 miles), reports Agence France-Presse. According to an anonymous source speaking to Interfax, the S-500 will be able to target threats from space and will be able to protect the entire country as an anti-aircraft and anti-missile system. The AFP article cites an even earlier deployment timeline, with the “star wars” missile system ready for use by 2017.

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More News On Reports That Russia Is Going To Deploy A 'Star Wars' Missile System In 2017

Report: Russia To Deploy 'Star Wars' Missile System in 2017 -- Defense News/AFP
Russia to deploy 'star wars' missile system in 2017, report says --
Supply of S-500 air defense missile weapon systems to Russian army will begin in January 2018 - Russian Air Force -- Russia Beyond The Headlines
Russia Building 'Star Wars' Defense -- Newser

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