Russia reportedly deploys new missile capable of downing satellites

Posted on AllSides December 29th, 2021
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Russian Ministry of Defence/east2westnews

Russia has deployed a new Star Wars-like missile system that has the capability to strike satellites and shoot down nuclear-armed rockets, state media reports.

The S-550 defense system has successfully completed trials and “entered combat duty,” Tass reported Tuesday, citing a source inside the Russian defense ministry.

The official called the defense system “absolutely new and unrivaled” and capable of “hitting spacecraft, ballistic missile reentry vehicles and hypersonic targets at altitudes of tens of thousands of kilometers.”

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