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Top General Says Russia to Create Aerospace Force in 2015

Russia will add a new branch to its armed forces later this year with the creation of an Aerospace Force, the country's top general has said.

"The Aerospace Force will be created by merging two types of the currently existing armed forces — the Air Force and the Space Defense Force," General Valery Gerasimov, a deputy defense minister, was cited as saying by TASS on Tuesday.

The report did not provide any details on the new force's potential deployment.

Russia's military is also working on expanding its system for missile attack warning, Gerasimov was quoted as saying.

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