by John Greenewald, Jr.
As Cold War tensions continue to seemingly be rising between the United States and Russia, it was announced today that the former Soviet Union expects to have radar evading nuclear weapons by the year 2021.
“By 2016, the share of new missile systems will reach nearly 60%, and by 2021 their
share will increase to 98%. At the same time the troop and weapon command systems, combat equipment will be qualitatively improved, first of all — their capabilities for the suppression of antimissile defense will be built up,” Defense Ministry’s RVSN spokesman Colonel Igor Yegorov told the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS on Friday.
If true, these new weapons would be designed to dodge current missile defense technology currently in use by other countries.
ITAR-TASS reported on July 4th, 2014:
The budget of the Russian Defense Ministry’s state armaments program for the period up to 2020 is estimated at $600 billion. Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday that “about 80% of the funds are planned for the purchase of modern and advanced samples of armaments and military equipment.” By 2020, the share of modern samples of armaments and equipment in the army will reach 70%
In late 2013, Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov said that the share of modern armaments and military equipment had reached 62% in the Aerospace Defense Forces, 45% — in the Strategic Nuclear Forces, 52% — in the Navy and 42% — in the Air Force. In the Ground Forces it had been equal to 21% then.