The armed forces of the Russian Federation will be troops Aerospace Defense (ASD).
As Interfax reported with reference to the statement of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Ozerov, the new branch will be created by December 1, 2011, reports Lenta.ru.
Told Ozerov, the task of creating a new kind of troops set Supreme Commander, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and the relevant information to the members of the Federation Council passed the commander of the Space Forces Lt. Gen. Oleg Ostapenko.
New units are created in the reorganization of the existing Russian system of aerospace defense. ASD troops will be formed on the basis of the forces and means of air defense, missile warning, missile defense and electronic warfare (EW), and others. The task forces will protect the interests of ASD country in aerospace.
As noted Ozerov troops ASD will be clearly integrated structure with the commander and control system, but on the number of new combat arm too early to say.