Russian military: ‘Space troops not yet ready to fight aliens’

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Published time: October 02, 2013 11:40  Edited time: October 02, 2013 17:56                                                                            

Servicemen of the association of aerospace defense of the Central Military District deploy a command post with an acquisition radar of the S-300PS air defense system  (RIA Novosti / Vladislav Belogrud) 

Servicemen of the association of aerospace defense of the Central Military District deploy a command post with an acquisition radar of the S-300PS air defense system  (RIA Novosti / Vladislav Belogrud)

Despite being called Russia’s space troops, they are not ready to deal with invasions by aliens from outer space, according to a statement by a Russian defense official.

In a surprising move, an apparently serious journalist raised  this question of extraterrestrial security during a media  conference at the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control  Center near Moscow, Russia’s main satellite control center.

“So far we are not capable of that. We are unfortunately not  ready to fight extraterrestrial civilizations,” the center’s  deputy chief Sergey Berezhnoy explained.

“Our center was not tasked with it. There are too many  problems on Earth and near it,” he added.

Titov space center, which is run by Russia’s Aerospace Defense  Troops, controls around 80 percent of the country’s satellite  fleet, both military and civilian. It is also engaged in launches  of spacecraft and strategic ballistic missiles. The facility  located about 40km southwest of Moscow is manned by some 1,000  officers and soldiers.

Russia’s space troops, in their current form, were created in  2011 through the integration of several military branches  responsible for anti-missile defense, strategic anti-aircraft  warfare and control of outer space.

Among its facilities are an early ballistic missile launch  warning center with a corresponding network of radar stations, a  center for space surveillance, the Plesetsk Military Cosmodrome  and a strategic missile testing range in Kura.

While they may not as yet be able to deal with an alien attack,  Russia’s space troops at least have extremely effective and high  tech means for dealing with terrestrial issues and threats.

 

http://rt.com/news/russian-space-troops-aliens-631/



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