Russia Pledges Radar-Evading Nukes

Posted July 8, 2014 at 5:00am

Russia said it plans to finish modernizing its nuclear-capable missile forces within several years, ITAR-Tass reports.  

Said defense ministry spokesman Col. Igor Yegorov: “By 2016, the share of new missile systems will reach nearly 60 percent, and by 2021 their share will increase to 98 percent.”  

Defense One : “The project would replace Russia’s active-duty, nuclear-ready missiles left over from the Cold War. Yegorov said the upgrades would include systems designed to circumvent missile-defense technology employed by other countries, as well as improvements to their “troop- and weapon-command systems [and] combat equipment.”