“More than 1,800 servicemen of the 1st Aerospace Forces Special Purpose Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Missile Defense Army will take up combat duty on New Year’s Eve,” the ministry said in a statement.
And for the entire Christmas season, the sky over Moscow and the central part of the country will be covered by 20,000 servicemen serving in anti-aircraft missile troops, at radar stations of radio engineering troops, command posts and command posts of formations. and military units. .
Recall that the 1st Air and Missile Defense Army was created in 2015. Its task is to protect Moscow from air strikes. The unit includes anti-missile silo launchers, which are designed to destroy ICBM warheads.