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#1 Crisp

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 14:40

Russian military: 'Space troops not yet ready to fight aliens’

 

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Servicemen of the association of aerospace defense of the Central Military District deploy a command post with an acquisition radar of the S-300PS air defense system (RIA Novosti / Vladislav Belogrud)

 

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 extraterrestrial security during a media conference at the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Center near Moscow, Russia’s main satellite control center.

“So far we are not capable of that. We are unfortunately not ready to fight extraterrestrial civilizations,” the center’s deputy chief Sergey Berezhnoy explained.

“Our center was not tasked with it. There are too many problems on Earth and near it,” he added.

Titov space center, which is run by Russia’s Aerospace Defense Troops, controls around 80 percent of the country’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.

Russia’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.

Among its facilities are an early ballistic missile launch warning center with a corresponding network of radar stations, a center for space surveillance, the Plesetsk Military Cosmodrome and a strategic missile testing range in Kura.

While they may not as yet be able to deal with an alien attack, Russia’s space troops at least have extremely effective and high tech means for dealing with terrestrial issues and threats.

 

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#2 DocM

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 15:01

I would have thought they'd have the S-400 there - 2.5+ times the range.

#3 Growled

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 15:08

 

 

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, Russia’s main satellite control center.

 

Not too surprising, really. Russia takes the existence of aliens much more seriously than we do. If aliens do exist it stands to reason some of them could be hostile.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 15:34

Russian military: 'Space troops not yet ready to fight aliens’

 

who is ?



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 15:41

Not too surprising, really. Russia takes the existence of aliens much more seriously than we do. If aliens do exist it stands to reason some of them could be hostile.

 

Like independence day, how can you be sure any weapon here on earth could kill them??



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 15:59

Russian military: 'Space troops not yet ready to fight aliens’

 

who is ?

 

Good point. 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 20:16

You don't say...

 

Shoot a nuke down a bug hole, you got a lot of dead bugs.



#8 AR556

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 20:22

If they have the tech to travel light years to get here, it won't take them long to wipe the solar system with us. Hell, even if we handicapped them by limiting them to our own nuclear weapons tech, they could simply warp into orbit and carpet bomb the entire planet with nukes. They'd be back home in time for pancakes.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 20:30

At least in north america we are ready to fight zooommbieeessss ...



#10 Xerino

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 22:16

I'm surprised they arent ready to take an alien fleet head on, the Russians take military matters very, very seriously...



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 22:28

Like independence day, how can you be sure any weapon here on earth could kill them??

Because physics are universal and unless there's something we're massively misunderstanding about the universe, our weapons would have some effect and if they are far more technologically advanced, then we should be able to reproduce the technology or at least counter it. At that point though it's a race against time that we would probably lose.