Russia to Focus on Outer Space Militarization
Russia should focus on the military aspect of the space industry’s development, rather than on the service sector. This was stated by Director of the Space Communications Center Alexander Krylov.
“We should primarily focus on the military component of the space industry, and then on the technologies and services,” Mr. Krylov said at a meeting on the space industry’s development.
According to the official, the extensive use of commercial satellite systems in military conflicts and peacekeeping operations, as well as the installation of military payloads on such devices is one of the main directions in which the industry is heading.
It should be noted that the orbit group of the Russian Federation increased by 17 spacecraft in 2014. It comprises 134 spacecraft at the moment. This figure is the third in the world, following only the USA and China.