Russia's New Aerospace Defence Forces: Keeping Up with the Neighbours

22-02-2013

The system should provide defence against all types of missiles. A missile early warning system is being developed across the country. The A-135 system is being upgraded and integrated into the VKO. Missile defence exercises have been intensified across the country, with numerous tests conducted in the last months of 2012 and more planned for 2013. If the organisational and budgetary challenges are met, the VKO will significantly boost Russia's military strength.

The system should provide defence against all types of missiles. A missile early warning system is being developed across the country. The A-135 system is being upgraded and integrated into the VKO. Missile defence exercises have been intensified across the country, with numerous tests conducted in the last months of 2012 and more planned for 2013. If the organisational and budgetary challenges are met, the VKO will significantly boost Russia's military strength.