Russian military: 'Space troops not yet ready to fight aliens
In a surprising move, an apparently serious journalist raised this question of extraterrestrial security during a media conference at the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Center near Moscow, Russiaâ€™s main satellite control center.
â€śSo far we are not capable of that. We are unfortunately not ready to fight extraterrestrial civilizations,â€ť the centerâ€™s deputy chief Sergey Berezhnoy explained.
â€śOur center was not tasked with it. There are too many problems on Earth and near it,â€ť he added.
Titov space center, which is run by Russiaâ€™s Aerospace Defense Troops, controls around 80 percent of the countryâ€™s satellite fleet, both military and civilian. It is also engaged in launches of spacecraft and strategic ballistic missiles. The facility located about 40km southwest of Moscow is manned by some 1,000 officers and soldiers.
Russiaâ€™s space troops, in their current form, were created in 2011 through the integration of several military branches responsible for anti-missile defense, strategic anti-aircraft warfare and control of outer space.
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I'm glad that at least some governments are thinking about this. Russia Today reports: Despite being called Russia's space troops, they are not ready to deal with invasions by aliens from outer space, according to a statement by a Russian defense official. In a surprising move, an apparently serious journalist raised this question of...
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