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Defense News - Russia

 
 
Friday, February 24, 2012, 12:16 AM
 
Russia precedes the United States in the modernization of its nuclear forces.
Russia precedes the United States in the modernization of its nuclear forces and has good perspectives to catch up in the high-precision weapons, said on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a meeting with leaders of brigades and divisions of the Russian Armed Forces.
     
Russia precedes the United States in the modernization of its nuclear forces and has good perspectives to catch up in the high-precision weapons, said on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a meeting with leaders of brigades and divisions of the Russian Armed Forces.
Russian Topol-M SS-27 Sickle B intercontinental ballistic missile
     

"The Topol-M and the IARS naval system are missiles from the next generation. We can say that on this plan, we are slightly ahead of our American partners, because they still have to modernize their nuclear potential," said Mr. Putin.

"But they went much further than us regarding the production and use of powerful of high precision weapons," said the Prime Minister. However, he said, "We have more interesting perspective in this area as our partners."

Russia plans to strengthen its air defense systems and missile defense capabilities around Moscow and its strategic bases, it intends to build new radars in addition to three existing stations and to create "systems capable of overcoming the shield missile, "Putin said.

"All this will be our asymmetric response," he concluded.

 

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