Post-Soviet bloc’s integrated air defense system to get cutting-edge upgrade

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Chief of Russia’s General Staff, Army General Valery Gerasimov

Chief of Russia’s General Staff, Army General Valery Gerasimov


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MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. The chiefs of staff of the armed forces from the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have agreed on further developing the CIS integrated air defense system, proceeding from modern tasks, Chief of Russia’s General Staff, Army General Valery Gerasimov said on Thursday.

“As part of the joint work, the conceptual fundamentals of developing military cooperation through 2025 have been approved and the ways of adapting the integrated air defense system to dealing with the tasks of aerospace defense have been agreed and also joint measures for next year have been mapped out,” Gerasimov said as he opened a session of the Committee of the CIS Chiefs of Staff.

The chief of Russia’s General Staff noted a businesslike and constructive atmosphere, in which the Committee’s session was held. The CIS chiefs of staff exchanged opinions on the military and political situation in the world and analyzed challenges and threats to security of the CIS states.

“During the session, we also managed to generalize the experience of the post-conflict settlement in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the chief of Russia’s General Staff said.

The session of the Committee of the CIS Chiefs of Staff was attended by the delegations of the general staffs of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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