Russian Army Commander: Our air defense can defeat any air threat on Russia

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December 23, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

MOSCOW, Russia – Army Commander-in-Chief Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov said at an enlarged board meeting of the Defense Ministry on Friday that the Russian air defense missile systems can repel any air attack on Russia.

“Air defense missile systems and complexes operational in the troops are able by their characteristics to fight all existing air attack weapons,” the general said.

He then emphasized the need for “coordinated development of the systems of missile space-based and air defense, considering qualitatively new requirements,” Salyukov said.

“The Army’s modern air defense hardware surpasses its predecessors in many respects and has no analogs in the world, which is confirmed by its high competitive edge on the arms market,” Salyukov said.

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