- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Russia’s new satellite system for detecting nuclear warheads will be inoperable until at least November.

The Moscow Times said on June 30 that Russia’s United Space System will launch its first satellites in November due to delays, Military.com reported.

“Today we are nearly prepared to launch the first satellite into a highly elliptic orbit, the launch of which will take place in November 2015,” Maj. Gen. Oleg Maidanovich, commander of the Aerospace Defense Forces, said Tuesday, Moscow Times reported. No reason was given for the system’s extended launch date.

Russia plans to fully integrate its United Space System with its ground-based early warning system by 2018, Military.com reported.

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