The American Kafir

2011/02/24

Russia: Defense Purchases Announced and U.S. Calls Russia For Further Arms Reduction Talks

Filed under: National Security, Nuclear, Obama, Russia — - @ 9:57 am

Source Link: Russia: U.S. Calls For Further Arms Reduction Talks

February 24, 2011

The United States is ready to pursue additional talks with Russia on further reduction in strategic and non-strategic nuclear weapons, including non-deployed nuclear weapons, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Rose Gottemoeller said, RIA Novosti reported Feb. 24. Gottemoeller said the new START treat sets the stage for further limits and reductions in nuclear arms.

Source Link: Russia: Defense Purchases Announced

February 24, 2011

The Russian defense ministry plans to commission a Bulava missile by the end of 2011, while the army intends to acquire approximately 100 S-400 and S-500 missile systems, First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin said, Interfax reported Feb. 24. Popovkin said the army will also acquire eight submarines with Bulava missiles by 2020 and ten Russian brigades will be armed with Iskander-M tactical missile systems. The armed forces will also buy more than 600 planes and more than 1,000 helicopters before 2020, Popovkin said.

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