August 9th, 2015
Sdelenounas.ru – translated by Soviet Bear
Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu delivered the message that under the
unified command were united Space Forces, troops of air and missile defense
and Russian Air Force.
On August 3, during
the selector meeting Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu said
this according to the decree of the President of Russia on August 1st of this
year, in order to fulfill the required tasks a new kind of Armed Forces – Aerospace
Forces (VKS) was started.
Sergei Shoigu said
that the establishment of VKS by connecting Aerospace Defense Forces and the
Air Force is the most viable option for improving the system of air and space
defense of Russia.
minister said that today under the unified leadership were united were united space
forces, troops of air and missile defense and Russian Air Force. This union
will allow, first of all, to place the entire responsibility for the development of
military-technical policy for the development of Russian troops which are
engaged in the solution of problems in the aerospace sector in one hands, as
well as through better integration to increase efficiency and to ensure the
progressive development of Russian system of aerospace defense.
From August 1st this year, Aerospace
forces began to function as a new kind of Armed Forces. They will consist of
three branches: the Space Troops (KV), Air Force (AF) and anti-air & anti-missile defense (AAD and AMD).