Saturday 19 Apr 2014

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Article taster from IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 01 January 2014 issue.

Russia considers new space weapons company

Alexander Zudin
IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly Correspondent

The Russian government is to consider a plan to form a holding company that would produce weapons for the country’s Aerospace Defence Force and Strategic Missile Force. 

The new structure is likely to include the federal space agency Roscosmos, air defence systems concern Almaz Antei, the Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV) and the newly formed United Space and Rocket Corporation, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported on 18 December.


The news comes just days after it was revealed that Russia’s parliamentary Defence Committee called in November for the revival of a Soviet-era anti-satellite weapon project in response to US plans for a rapid strike system using hypersonic weapons.

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