The military considered the number of missiles needed to break through the missile defense system over Moscow. Major-General Andrei Demin, chief of staff of the Air Defense and Missile Defense Command of the Air and Space Defense Forces of the Russian Federation, said on the Echo of Moscow air, the command proceeds from the fact that a potential enemy in the event of a non-nuclear war against Russia can send to the Moscow area 1 thous. Cruise missiles and about 1,5 thous. Combat aircraft.
According to him, the forces and means of command of the air defense and anti-missile defense systems of the armed forces of the East Kazakhstan region are generally ready to repel such an attack, but in cooperation with the command of the Air Force and Air Defense of military districts, Interfax reports. "And the 9-BMD division is capable of destroying single combat blocks of intercontinental missiles and small groups of combat blocks of intercontinental missiles attacking Moscow," said Demin, answering the question of how a potential enemy’s nuclear attack would be repelled.
"On the territory of the Central Industrial District, in the event of a large-scale war, about a thousand sea-based and air-based cruise missiles can act, if a non-nuclear war is in non-nuclear equipment, and about a thousand and a thousand different-purpose combat aircraft. Plus the strength of unmanned aerial vehicles, reconnaissance aircraft, control aircraft and electronic warfare, "said Demin.
The general added that in the armed forces of the East Kazakhstan region there are now enough regular officers to carry out the tasks facing the troops.