The share of modern weapons in the Russian nuclear triad has reached 82%, Putin said
MOSCOW, (BM) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said the share of modern weapons in Russia’s nuclear triad was 82%. He said this, speaking at an expanded board of the Ministry of Defense on Tuesday, December 24, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“The share of modern weapons in the nuclear triad has reached 82%, the Strategic Missile Forces [Strategic Missile Forces] began to receive the latest strategic-range hypersonic missile system with the Vanguard planning winged unit,” the head of state said.
Putin also noted that robotic systems and unmanned aerial vehicles are actively being introduced into Russian armed forces, “which at times increases the capabilities of units and subunits.”
“Important steps have been taken to improve control and communication systems, reconnaissance and electronic warfare, primarily due to the introduction of the latest technologies in the collection, transmission and processing of information,” he said.
According to the president, with the use of new technology, troops regularly practice tactically complex and non-standard tasks during exercises.
“So, the nuclear forces convincingly showed their increased capabilities at the Thunder-2019 exercises, the fleet and long-range aviation fully fulfilled the tasks set in the framework of the Ocean Shield exercises,” Putin said.
On December 9, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu announced the strengthening of the Russian nuclear triad. According to him, this year a “significant amount” of work was done to modernize obsolete equipment.
December 29, Shoigu called the Russian army the most modern and combat-ready. He noted that the Armed Forces continue to receive the latest weapons, military equipment and improve combat training
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