MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS/. The capacity of smart weapons unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin in his address to the Federal Assembly, will rise in the future, which will allow moving part of strategic deterrence tasks from nuclear to non-nuclear area, Chief of Russia’s General Staff and First Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov said on Saturday.
"President announced measures that are being assumed in this field in his address to the Federal Assembly on March 1. In the future higher capacity of smart weapons will allow moving the main part of strategic deterrence tasks from nuclear to non-nuclear field," he said.
While delivering his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly, Putin announced the development and tests of new strategic weapons, including the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, the Kinzhal hypersonic complex, a nuclear cruise missile, as well as an underwater drone capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear weapons.