Russia Claims It Now Has Lasers To Shoot Satellites

In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, a Russian Su-33 fighter jet stands on the flight deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/Photo via AP)

 

A defense source tells Russian media that military engineers have advanced work on the next big anti-satellite weapon.

Russian defense companies have created a plane-mounted laser that can hit satellites — at least according to an anonymous source quoted by Russian news agency Interfax. On Saturday, an Interfax report cited the source as saying that weapons maker Almaz-Antey has “completed work on the anti-satellite complex,” which includes the laser and associated ground control gear.

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Russia’s new missile has 250-mile reach

Russia has a new, long-range missile for its S-300V4 anti-ballistic missile system that is capable of striking targets up to 250 miles away, officials said Thursday.

That means that Airborne early warning and control aircraft, including AWACS [Airborne Warning and Control System], will noew [sic] be unable to enter the 400-kilometer zone without repercussions,” Pavel Sozinov, chief designer for the state-run Almaz-Antey defense company, told the TASS news service. Continue reading

New Russian Space Anti-Ballistic Missile System On-Track for 2020: Engineer

Chief engineer from the Russian defense corporation Almaz Antey stated that an improved early warning system in space for detecting ballistic missile launches will be in place by 2020.

MOSCOW, December 8 (Sputnik) – An improved early warning system in space for detecting ballistic missile launches will be in place by 2020, a chief engineer from the Russian defense corporation Almaz Antey said Monday. Continue reading