Russia to Build Star Wars Missiles

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Russia to Build Star Wars Missiles


Byline: Irish Daily Mail Reporter

RUSSIA will develop its own Star Wars missile system to counter the 'threat' from the U.S, the Kremlin's air force commander said yesterday.

General Alexander Zelin claimed that the U.S. will be able to hit any target in Russia from space by 2030, as he announced that Moscow will be developing a defence system to avert the threat.

General Zelin said: 'The development of offensive weapons by foreign states shows that by 2030, space will be part of the armed struggle.

'The United States will gain an opportunity to make high-precision strikes at practically all targets in the Russian Federation.' The general did not specify what kind of strike Russia could be threatened with from space or which other countries might pose a threat to them.

Zelin added that by 2020, Russia would have created a system of defence.

'In co-ordination with Russian armed forces, it must be ready to deter potential aggressors at regional and global levels in peaceful times and to rebuff an armed aggression with its entire arsenal of conventional and nuclear weapons during a war,' he said. …

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