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Putin Pledges 400 ICBMs for Russia in Ten Years

Posted By admin On February 20, 2012 @ 3:55 am In World News | Comments Disabled

RIA Novosti [1]
February 20, 2012

Russia’s armed forces will receive over 400 modern intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), more than 100 military spacecraft and over 2,300 new tanks within the next ten years, Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin said.

Earlier media voiced fears that by 2020, Russia’ ICBM arsenal could reduce by more than half as over 400 missiles would go beyond their maximum service life without timely replacement.

“Within the next decade, the armed forces will receive more than 400 modern ground- and sea-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, eight ballistic missile submarines, about 20 general purpose attack submarines, over 50 surface ships and some 100 military-purpose spacecraft,” Putin wrote in a new article for the Rossiiskaya Gazeta government daily.

He said the number will also include “over 600 modern aircraft, including fifth-generation fighters, more than a thousand helicopters, 28 regimental sets of S-400 [2] [SA-21 Growler] surface-to-air missile systems, 38 division sets of Vityaz air defense systems, 10 brigade sets of Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone) tactical missile systems, more than 2,300 modern tanks, some 2,000 self-propelled artillery systems and guns, as well as more than 17,000 military vehicles.”

Putin said the ground, sea and air components of Russia’s nuclear triad are stable and sufficient at the moment.

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[1] RIA Novosti: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20120220/171407962.html

[2] S-400: http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20091217/157272520.html

[3] Russia can launch ICBMs at minute’s notice – missile forces chief: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-can-launch-icbms-at-minutes-notice-missile-forces-chief.html

[4] Russia to develop offensive arms to balance out American AMD – Putin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-to-develop-offensive-arms-to-balance-out-american-amd-putin.html

[5] Russia to test-launch four ICBMs by year-end: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-to-test-launch-four-icbms-by-year-end.html

[6] Russia to conduct 13 ballistic missile launches in 2009: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-to-conduct-13-ballistic-missile-launches-in-2009.html

[7] Russia seeks new missiles due to U.S. shield plans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-seeks-new-missiles-due-to-us-shield-plans.html

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