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Russia’s modern missile systems to counter US missile defense — Defense Ministry

July 21, 2015, 15:17 UTC+3 MOSCOW
A Russian defense official said the SM-3 family of antimissiles will be upgraded with systems that will pose a threat to Russia
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MOSCOW, July 21. /TASS/. Russia’s modern missile systems are based on the technology solutions that will enable them to counter the US missile defense system, head of the 4th department of the Central Research Institute of the Russian Defense Ministry Colonel Oleg Pyshny said on Tuesday.

"Indeed, we are closely monitoring the situation with the creation of the US missile defense systems, including those being deployed to Europe. We are aware of the program for the development of the SM-3 family of antimissiles. We believe that over time these missiles will be upgraded with systems that will pose a threat to us," Pyshny said.

He said all the threats are taken into account in the development of Russia’s missile systems. "Our modern missile systems are based on the technology solutions needed to counter these missile defense systems," the official said.

Infographics US missile defense system and NATO European Missile Defense System US missile defense system and NATO European Missile Defense System

The US has announced plans to reject the deployment of the fourth stage of the missile defense system in Europe and to refocus towards protection against potential North Korea missile attacks. Infographics by TASS

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