Cold War in outer space: Russia to begin making its own 'Star Wars' missiles to counter American 'threat'
11th August 2009
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Russia is to develop a 'Star Wars' missiles system to counter the 'threat' from America, its air force commander said yesterday.
General Alexander Zelin said the United States will be able to hit any target in Russia from space by 2030, as he announced that Moscow will develop a new air defence system to avert the threat.
'The development of air and space offensive weapons by foreign states demonstrates that by 2030 radical changes will take place in the exploration of air and space as an integral sphere of armed struggle,' he said.
'Air forces of foreign states, primarily that of the United States, will gain an opportunity to make coordinated, high-precision strikes on a global scale at practically all targets on the territory of the Russian Federation,' he said.
He did not specify what kind of strike Russia could be threatened with from space or which other countries might pose a threat.
Zelin said that by 2020 Russia would create its own new air and space defence.
'In coordination with all kinds of troops of Russia's armed forces it must be ready to deter potential aggressors at regional and global levels in peaceful times and to rebuff an armed aggression by its entire arsenal of conventional and nuclear weapons during a war,' he said.