Russian weapons can neutralize US missile system: General
Iran Press TV
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:34PM
The head of Russia's strategic missile forces says Moscow is in possession of missiles capable of disabling the United States' so-called anti-missile shield.
'Expert estimates show that, according to its ability to analyze data and fire power, the [US] anti-missile defense system being deployed today is not able to resist a massive salvo from a unit of [Russia's] strategic missile forces,' Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev said on Wednesday.
The US system cannot deflect a missile attack by Russia, Karakayev noted, warning, however, that the US shield will become more advanced in the future.
The official also announced that Russia's strategic missile forces will carry out 16 long-range missile tests in 2016.
He further emphasized that Russian military planners have taken into account the emerging potential of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) anti-missile system.
The remarks come as the Kremlin has constantly protested the expansion of the US so-called anti-missile system by NATO along Russia's borders in East Europe, calling it a direct threat to Moscow.
Moscow says Washington is trying to conceal its real objective behind the enlargement of its shield across Europe by citing alleged threats posed by North Korea and Iran.
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