Russia to Restore Space Echelons of Missile Warning System
The Russian Defence Ministry will restore its space-based echelon of the Missile Warning System. This was announced by Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov on Thursday.
“The missile launch monitoring spacecraft are part of the Missile Warning System, its first echelon. The system will also comprise a network of ground-based radar stations. The nuclear strike systems are being developed, in particular, the creation of maneuvering ballistic targets and the missile penetration system development is underway, so the role and place of the space-based echelon of the Missile Warning System will be constantly growing,” Mr. Borisov noted.
“Our main goal is to dynamically restore the system. And the restoration work is being performed in strict compliance with the schedule. I hope that in the near future, after the first launch of the spacecraft, which will be a single space system, the contribution of the first echelon will increase,” Mr. Borisov concluded.
General Designer of the Missile Warning System Sergey Boyev earlier said that the first new satellites would be orbited in 2015.