Saturday, November 29, 2008

Russia's New Nuclear Missile

RS-24 missile Missile Launch

Russia To Deploy Missile To Counter US Missile
Shield Next Year -- The Telegraph

Russia will, from December 2009, deploy its new RS-24 intercontinental missile, designed to counter defence systems like the controversial US missile shield, the military has announced.

The announcement of the deployment of the multiple-warhead, nuclear-capable missile, came amid continued disagreement between Moscow and Washington over US missile defence plans.

"It is expected the new missile complex including the RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile will be deployed with Russian forces from 2009," Nikolai Solovtsov, the commander of Russia's missile forces, told Russian news agencies.

"It is planned that the main regiment equipped with this missile... and one squadron will be put on combat duty in the Teikovo missile unit in December 2009," he said, referring to a base northeast of Moscow.

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My Comment: While the U.S. debates the need to modernize its nuclear forces .... Russia is forging ahead.

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