Russia to Modernize A-135 Nuclear System
Russia is actively working to build the missile defence system analogous to that of the USA. This information was furnished not only by a representative of the Almaz-Antey Concern, but also by a source in the Russian defence industry. The modernization program is likely to involve the most secret missile defence elements, in particular, the A-135 nuclear system.
According to Chief Engineer of the Almaz-Antey Corporation Pavel Sozinov, Russia has been developing its own missile defence systems, making it possible to intercept medium-range ballistic missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles on a limited scale.
“Russia has been developing a system similar to, but more mobile than the THAAD long-range ballistic missile shield. At the request of the Russian Defence Ministry, we must provide more efficient interception than the Americans,” Mr. Sozinov said, adding that the prototypes of these complexes will be adopted by the Russian Army in the short run.