Russia will improve software, strike components of aerospace defense - official

Further development of the Aerospace Defense Troops is a priority, said Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, General Valery Gerasimov

Further development of the Aerospace Defense Troops is a priority, said Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, General Valery Gerasimov.

"The capabilities of the aerospace defense troops will be increased by way of perfecting their software and strike components, which will guarantee the detection of strategic ballistic and long-range cruise missile launches," Gerasimov told the media.

He said highly sensitive early warning radar stations will be deployed along Russia's perimeter, similar to those installed in Lekhtusi and Armavir.

The surface-to-air missiles systems will be upgraded, and the units responsible for aerospace defense will be provided with S-400 and S-500 missile systems capable of defending vital facilities from air and missile strikes," Gerasimov said.

"The measures to be taken will make our strategic nuclear forces much more viable and our critically important facilities better protected," he said.

"We have enumerated the various forms and methods of deploying our armed forces, which will allow us to counter any hi-tech enemy effectively, should aggression be launched against Russia, Gerasimov said.

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