?????? ??????? ??????? ????????-??????????? ??????? ???????? GZT.ru Russia creates system of air and space defense published 17.12.2009 в 15:54 Russia will set up a unified system of air and missile defense, said today Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said at a retreat meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission to the Government. On a single weapon system being developed now will be delivered complexes Aerospace Defense C-500, which represent the fifth generation of air defense. Research and development in C-500 should be completed as early as 2015. The development of a unified system of antiaircraft missile weapons of the fifth generation is now involved in the parent system design bureau Almaz-Antey ". Next in the plans, according to general director of group Igor Ashurbeyli, the establishment of the base year 2020 air and space defense of Russia, which in addition to the actual C-500 will include a system of space control systems and missile warning. However, experts doubt that the work would be completed on time, and all agree that the integration of missile defense and air defense into the hands of only the enterprise itself. Ivanov looked too far into the future Now the domestic air-defense system combined with air-military forces, and missile defense system is virtually non-existent, except for missile defense of Moscow. President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems Leonid Ivashov believes that the perceived voiced at the commission plans should not be serious, because in the best case, by 2015, will complete the design of complexes of the fifth generation. "If we have no troops in modern complexes, except for C-400, then we have time to 2015? - Ivashov said GZT.RU. - our capabilities are such that we can cover only selected objects. The possibility of creating a new system that will combine the elements of air defense and missile defense, already considered a government commission in 2007, when the Almaz-Antey "was instructed to start developing such a system. Head of the analyst Anatoly Tsyganok believes that attempts to create a unified system of antiaircraft missile weapons of the fifth generation is doomed to failure, because even the Israeli army four years ago did not realize such an ambitious project. Now missile defense and air defense forces united in the U.S., but Americans have begun to engage in development in 1993, explained Tsyganok GZT.RU. The expert believes that the decision to integrate missile defense and air defense forces in Russia could hit the Strategic Rocket Forces (SRF), which are already in the military reform have been significantly reduced. "Thus, we are trying to compensate for lagging behind the Americans in the military reform, but I think that we should not try to protect themselves from the U.S., and to solve problems of planetary danger because they already have the NEO threat, which can be solved only by the Space Forces," - said Tsyganok GZT.RU. "Almaz-Antey" sparkle with new plants Tsyganok noted that such a decision the government is only interested himself Concern Almaz-Antey ", which promises a significant increase in project funding and orders for new research and development. Company general director Igor Ashurbeyli said after the committee meeting that already have "order and considers the expansion of production capacities Concern Almaz-Antey" by building two new plants. One of the plants will produce anti-aircraft missiles, and the second - ground-based air defenses. The final decision on financing the construction of new plants is still pending, but according to Aushrbeyli, "positive resolution president already has." However Ivashov sure that the construction of new plants will not solve anything, but you should take comprehensive measures to revive the entire military-industrial complex and the preparation of the designers of missiles. "Almaz-Antey" really lead our company. It has a good experience in designing such systems and bring them up to industrial production, but why should we then destroyed the plants, which previously existed? After all, to build the plant - not to solve the problem ", - concluded Ivashov in conversation with correspondent GZT.RU.