Russian diplomat calls talks with Syrian opposition 'constructive'Russian Politics & Diplomacy March 01, 21:52
WADA welcomes Putin’s statement urging Russia to heed demands of McLaren reportSport March 01, 21:27
Moldova’s president initiates process of national reconciliation over TransnistriaWorld March 01, 21:14
Russian Foreign Ministry: Any sanctions against Syria to weaken anti-terrorist frontRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 01, 21:05
Russia rejects Al Jazeera’s report on alleged cooperation with terrorists in AfghanistanRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 01, 20:04
Moldova’s government recalls ambassador to RussiaWorld March 01, 20:02
OSCE envoy says Contact Group discussed recognition of DPR, LPR documents by MoscowWorld March 01, 20:00
Russian senator believes European Parliament’s resolutions on Syria not to solve crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 01, 18:56
Dire Straits Experience to kick off their 2017 world tour in RussiaSociety & Culture March 01, 18:48
VLASIKHA, December 17 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s strategic missile force continues to be upgraded under a plan authorized by the country’s political leadership and in strict compliance with the restrictions imposed by the strategic arms reduction treaty START-3, the strategic force commander, Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev told the media on the occasion of the SMF’s 54th anniversary.
“We are hoping to get fundamentally new missile complexes with warheads allowing the strategic missile force to comply with the quota for operational delivery vehicles and warheads established under the current START treaty,” Karakayev said.
He said the SMF would have a balanced structure and an optimal number of strategic missiles crucial to coping with the tasks of nuclear deterrence and maintaining Russia’s security.”
“The present shape of the SMF structure guarantees strategic deterrence. Amid the ongoing reform to optimize the structure and composition of the Russian armed forces the SMF maintains the required combat and mobilization readiness, controllability and combat readiness,” Karakayev said.
He declared that the SMF current had about 400 launchers with inter-continental ballistic missiles.