MOSCOW, August 31 (RIA Novosti)
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Russia is set to develop a sea-based missile defense program similar to the U.S. Aegis system, a senior defense industry official said on Friday.
Aegis, designed to intercept ballistic missiles at the post-boost phase and prior to reentry, is part of the U.S. national missile defense strategy.
“This task has been assigned to [the defense] industry,” said Anatoly Shlemov, head of the state defense contracts department at the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
Aegis analogs are being developed at companies affiliated with PVO Almaz-Antei [an air defense concern],” he said.
He declined to elaborate citing the classified nature of the topic.
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