Xinhua News AgencyNovember 29, 2013 09:46
MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Russia will deploy its newest S-500anti-missile systems in response to the deployment of Western anti-missile shield in Europe, a senior military officer said Friday.
"We'll be able to organize anti-missile defense ... This is our response to the U.S. anti-missile defense," said Kirill Makarov, deputy commander of Russia's airspace defense forces, in an interview with the state-run Russia-24 TV channel.
The S-500 systems are designed to destroy enemy's aircraft, middle-range and strategic missiles.