These data was reported by US intelligence.
Russia continues to prioritize the modernization of its strategic nuclear forces, focusing on the modernization of ground-based Intercontinental ballistic missiles.
This is stated in the report of the head of the intelligence Department of the Ministry of defense Vincent Stewart from may 23.
“Russia continues to prioritize the modernization of its strategic nuclear forces, focusing on the modernization of ground-based Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with minor improvements, as strategic air and naval potential,” the report said.
As noted in the report, Russia has fulfilled 50% of the planned modernization of road vehicles, with the supply of ICBM PC-24 “YARS” (SS-27 Mod 2 by NATO classification – ed.) in four divisions, and is committed until 2022 to complete the upgrading of all new ICBM systems.
“Development of ICBM RS-28 with mine basing continues testing engine and warhead, and we expect that the first tests will begin in 2018,” – said in the report.
It is also reported that Moscow is restoring the production of strategic bomber Tu-160m2 Soviet time to support its aging bomber force and modernize the Tu-95MS bombers to launch cruise missiles Kh-101/102.
“Russian strategic naval forces have adopted a third nuclear submarine of type “Dolgoruky” to replenish the fleet. We expect a total of eight submarines of the type “Dolgoruky” in the coming years,” the report says.
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