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MISSILE DEFENSE
Ballistic Missile Launches Detected by Russia's Aerospace Defense
by Staff Writers
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Dec 03, 2014


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Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces (ADF) have detected the launch of three foreign ballistic missiles, Major General Anatoly Nestechuk, the deputy chief of the Space Command, said.

"We've detected a foreign ballistic missile launch this morning, and another two similar launches were detected the day before yesterday - that is exactly the kind of job our crews perform," Major General Nestechuk said.

He also added that Russia was notified about these launches beforehand, but the fact that they were successfully detected illustrates the high combat readiness level and professionalism of the ADF.

Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces were formed on December 1, 2011.

They are responsible for air and missile defense, as well as for launches and the control of satellites.


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