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    Chief designer of the Russian "Radio-Electronic Technology Concern" Yuri Majevski said that the enterprise is working on measures which would counter the deployment of the US anti-missile defense system in Europe.

    The need for a corresponding response to the deployment of the US missile defense system near Russian borders was previously announced by former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

    Majevski said that the development of the response measures is a forced move which resulted from the US’ excessive doctrine of a "prompt global strike”. He also added that his enterprise is ready to take necessary steps to develop high-performance defense tools and implement them.

    It was reported earlier that the US Navy tested its anti-missile defense system in Europe and that this move could be considered a signal of the beginning of a new arms race.

    The ship-based missile defenses are designed to complement interception stations to be built in Romania and Poland. According to a technical agreement approved by Polish lawmakers, installations could be completed as soon as 2018.

    US plans to create a missile defense system which is allegedly aimed at defending its territory against ballistic missiles are one of the main problems in Russian-American relations.

    US officials repeatedly said that the European missile defense system is not aimed against Russia. Moscow, however, insisted on signing a legally binding document on the issue, but its requests have not been taken into account so far.

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