Russia to Boost Nuclear Forces with 40 New Intercontinental Missiles

World » RUSSIA | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 16:47
Bulgaria: Russia to Boost Nuclear Forces with 40 New Intercontinental Missiles Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) takes a speech opening the International Military-Technical Forum `ARMY-2015` in the Russian Armed Forces `Patriot` park in Kubinka, Moscow region, Russia, 16 June 2015. Photo: EPA

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that the country will boost its nuclear forces with forty new intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Putin stated that the missiles will be capable to overcome even the most technically sophisticated missile defence system, TASS news agency reports.

The president said this at an opening ceremony of the 2015 international military-technical forum of the Russian army.

Putin also revealed that the trials of a new over-horizon radar system for air target detection designated for operation in the western direction will begin soon.

Work on the creation of a similar radar system for the eastern direction will start in 2015, while a new radar station became operational in the south of the country in April.

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