The missile defense system (NMD) in Moscow A-135 is in the process of in-depth modernization, during which the troops of the military space defense (ASD) will be reactivated previously closed silos, told RIA Novosti on Monday, Colonel-General Strategic Missile Forces, retired Victor Esin.
"It takes in-depth modernization of the A-135: there is a replacement for the rocket with the new equipment, improved design of these missiles, as well as all the other elements included in the system, including node detection and guidance, in the course of modernization will be reactivated silos" — said Esin.
Moscow ABM system A-135 is designed to reflect the limited nuclear attack on the Russian capital and the central industrial region. Development of the A-135 began in 1971, and in 1995 adopted the system. Currently removed from service to intercept long-range missile, and their silos preserved.
Esin said that the missile to intercept short-range and long-range currently being upgraded. However, they will be based in the old mines are located in the suburbs. "The new mines under rocket will not dig, mine are located in several areas around Moscow," — said Esin.