View Full Version : Russia to upgrade missiles to evade US space arms

12-03-2008, 07:49 AM
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's military is planning to upgrade its missiles to allow them to evade American weapons in space and penetrate any prospective missile shield, a Russian general said Monday.
In comments to the Interfax news agency, Russia's Strategic Missile Forces chief, Col.-Gen. Nikolai Solovtsov, as saying that Russia's intercontinental ballistic missiles will be modernized to protect them from space-based components of the U.S. missile defense system.

The upgrade will make the missiles' warheads capable of flying "outside the range" of the space-based system, Solovtsov was quoted as saying.

He didn't elaborate, but Russian officials have previously boasted about prospective new warheads capable of making sharp maneuvers to dodge missile defense systems.~ ~The day after Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. presidential election, President Dmitry Medvedev warned that Russia will respond to the U.S. plans by deploying short-range missiles in its westernmost Kaliningrad region near Poland. More here: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D94Q3BL00&show_article=1

12-03-2008, 07:54 AM
Don't know why their bothering since Obama vowed to cut funding to all of our missile defenses.

12-03-2008, 08:17 AM
Heh, maybe they're going for 'the ol' one-two punch'..

12-03-2008, 08:44 AM
And who told them about our secret space weapons?


Damn that democratic rebel alliance.