Commonwealth of Independent States eyes creation of joint aerospace defense system 22305171

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Commonwealth of Independent States eyes creation of joint aerospace defense system
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is planning to create a joint aerospace defense system for the destruction of space attack weapons, a local newspaper reported Monday. The creation of the joint aerospace defense system of the CIS integrates the joint regional air defense systems of the CIS, which is capable of fulfilling aerospace defense tasks, said Col. General Viktor Bondarev, the commander-in-chief of the Air and Space Forces of Russia.

A Russian S-400 Triumf missile air defense system

(Credit: Russian Ministry of Defense)
"The concept of the aerospace defense was approved by the Council of Defense Ministers of the Commonwealth on June 15, 2016," he said.

Bondarev also added that the participants of the CIS joint regional air defense systems have conducted over 25 command post training and 10 combat shooting exercise in 22 years. The participants are working on aircraft detection and assisting the aircraft crews conditionally in distress.

The CIS joint regional air defense systems were created on the basis of an agreement of ten Commonwealth countries on February 10, 1995. The term of the agreement is not limited and open for accession by other countries.

Also called the Russian Commonwealth, the CIS is a regional organization which gathers nine member states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) and two associate states (Turkmenistan, Ukraine). The CIS' Council of Ministers of Defense is vested with the task of coordinating military cooperation of the CIS member states.


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