Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, speaking at the Federation Council, said that the Our homeland will engage in the creation of its missile defense system. So he answered the question that will be addressed Our homeland, if the United States violate the terms of the contract on the reduction of strategic offensive arms — to increase the missile group or to create a missile defense system.
In July 2010, Air Force Commander Colonel General Alexander Zelin said that the brand new anti-aircraft missile system C-500 air defense created concern "Almaz-Antey", will be the main component of the missile defense Russia. With all this Zelin said that the Russian missile defense will not have much in common with a similar system established in the United States. As expected, the first S-500 would be adopted in 2015.
December 7, 2010 President RF Dmitry Medvedev instructed to connect all the systems of air defense and missile defense systems and missile warning under the control of a single strategic command. Responsible for the execution of the order have been appointed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Anatoly Serdyukov.
According to the Chief of the General Staff RF Army General Nikolai Makarov, the combined system will allow the country to get an "umbrella" that closes it off "against ballistic missiles of intermediate range missiles, cruise missiles from various bases — air, sea, land — including most low altitudes in at least some time in at least some circumstances" .