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The Almaz program was a highly secretive Soviet military space station program, begun in the early 1960s.

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Space Station Battle: Could the Almaz gun depressurize the ISS?

Background The second Soviet Almaz military space station both had and tested an externally-mounted autocannon, specifically a Rikhter R-23 (according to some sources). It had 32 rounds of ammunition....
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Was the Salyut 3 (OPS-/Almaz-2) the only spacecraft to feature a space-to-space gun?

Wikipedia indicates that the Salyut 3 was launched with a gun, which could have been used in self-defense or against other satellites, and which was actually tested after the last crew had departed in ...
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