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05 March 2009

Reports: Russia Building Anti-Satellite Weapons

from Newsmax

MOSCOW -- News reports quote a senior general as saying Russia is developing anti-satellite weapons.

Gen. Valentin Popovkin is quoted as saying Russia won't sit back and watch others build such weapons. He was quoted as saying Thursday that Russia is also working to design anti-satellite weapons, but he didn't elaborate.

Popovkin made the statement at a news conference in response to a question about U.S. and Chinese tests of anti-satellite weapons. Popovkin is a deputy defense minister in charge of weapons procurement.

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