Russia to Bolster Long-Range Deterrent, Deploy Missile Detection Satellites

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Monday said the nation is set in this decade to deploy in excess of 100 orbital instruments, including a number of missile launch detection satellites, ITAR-Tass reported.

"Based on the state armament program through 2020, we need to launch more than 100 new spacecraft, including for the purposes of missile defense, reconnaissance, communications, cartography and navigation," he said in a separate Monday report by ITAR-Tass.

"During the same period, we have to significantly upgrade the capacity of our strategic missile forces," he added.

November 27, 2012
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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Monday said the nation is set in this decade to deploy in excess of 100 orbital instruments, including a number of missile launch detection satellites, ITAR-Tass reported.

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