Russia plans missile system in 2017

AFP-JIJI

Russia’s Defense Ministry in 2017 plans to deploy a sophisticated new air missile defense system that can hit targets in space, a senior ministry source told Russian news agencies Friday.

“The promising S-500 air defense missile system is at the development stage. It’s planned to be deployed in 2017,” the source was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency. The long-range system will be able to destroy targets even if they are in space and cover the whole Russian territory, the source added.