FRN has been following the development of Russia’s high-tech military and arms industry, and has been reporting the increasing gap developing between Russia’s capabilities and those of the U.S. This appears to be due in part to mismanagement on the part of the U.S’s MIC, or military industrial complex. The American system is speculative, promise based, whereas the Russian system appears to be results based. As we approach the third decade of the 21st century, the battle over space will feature prominently. We recall back in the 1980’s, the infamous war-hawk U.S president, Reagan, promised that the Americans would be able to produce a ‘Star Wars’ weapons system, and the program was based on the use of lasers. But it’s Russia that has made leaps and bounds in the development of space weapons, and weapons that can reach space. The S-500 for example, can reach those objects in near earth orbit which we casually refer to as ‘space’.
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