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The United States lags behind the Russian Federation in the modernization of nuclear forces

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According to information RIA News, head of the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), General John Heiten, at a Senate hearing, announced that the country was lagging behind in the modernization of strategic nuclear forces from Russia.

To the senators' question of how this type of military will be modernized by 2020, taking into account the renewal of the Russian forces by 70% by this date, the general replied:

We do not upgrade (forces) by 2020.




According to him, the program to modernize the "nuclear triad" - the ground, air and sea-based forces - is being extended for longer periods:

We are talking about the modernization program for 30 years and the 15-year program for development and production, and then modification and support. No matter how much it is (nuclear weapon) old, it is important whether it works. Today it works. The question is whether it will work in 10-15-20 years. That is the risk, so upgrading should be a priority. But the forces are ready today.


Earlier, US President Donald Trump has repeatedly stated the need to modernize the country's nuclear forces, which he believes have significantly weakened in recent years.
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  1. marmalade
    marmalade April 5 2017 04: 46
    +1
    if so, it’s only pleasing .. but however they have money and a printing press
    1. RASKAT
      RASKAT April 5 2017 05: 01
      +2
      The American is right, especially with the aviation component, they are all sad. And the lumen is not visible yet. Our truth is not much better, but we are at least upgrading the TU-160 and have adopted the new X-102 missile. bully
      1. cost
        cost April 5 2017 05: 09
        +3
        The United States lags behind the Russian Federation in the modernization of nuclear forces

        The author of the article seems to know better
        1. Saburov
          Saburov April 6 2017 00: 31
          +1
          Quote: Rich
          The author of the article seems to know better


          Right! What else can Russia brag about? Not the best education, not the well-being of citizens, not the scientific potential, not industrial capacities, not agriculture .... but a nuclear club! Hooray, we are ahead! And what will happen to the country tomorrow with such "bright" prospects and with such a "brilliant" leadership, no one says for some reason.

          PS With the same success, you can safely brag about embezzlers and effective managers!
      2. marmalade
        marmalade April 5 2017 05: 13
        +2
        at the expense of aviation, I agree, but they compensate for this with sea axes .. of course comparing aviation and sea axes is stupid, but still ....
      3. Titsen
        Titsen April 5 2017 06: 27
        +1
        Quote: RASKAT
        We really aren’t much better, but at least we


        Nothing at all!

        We are far behind the mattress covers and in everything!

        It is only hoped that they will not dare to attack because of fear of retaliation.

        And for this retaliatory strike, we need to prepare everything - both the equipment and, most importantly, the personnel!
        1. IGOR GORDEEV
          IGOR GORDEEV April 5 2017 06: 48
          +1
          Quote: Titsen
          Nothing at all! We are far behind the mattress covers and in everything!

          That's it! They have not yet had the collapse of the country and perestroika with all sorts of grief reformers. The money machine is still printing.
    2. Slovak
      Slovak April 6 2017 14: 00
      0
      This is a lie, noodles for a frightened taxpayer. Additional funds are needed for the military-industrial complex, which is controlled by the most-most, kickbacks from orders are received by the suffering generals.
      1. marmalade
        marmalade April 6 2017 20: 43
        0
        yeah .. take comfort
  2. shinobi
    shinobi April 5 2017 05: 13
    +3
    For modernization, they will first need to restore the military nuclear industry. And this is not a year or two.
    1. Eugene-Eugene
      April 5 2017 05: 47
      +1
      So everything is sad?
  3. ImPerts
    ImPerts April 5 2017 06: 14
    +2
    Time is money...
    There will be 2020, there will be results.
    Maybe they will be enough for another blockbuster with superheroes protecting the countries of true democracy from Russia's strategic nuclear forces.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 5 2017 06: 30
    +1
    We are talking about a 30-year modernization program and a 15-year development and production program,

    Well, for 30 years, so much water has flowed that you probably should not look so far. And Russia will not stand still. Therefore, the Americans started an old disc on the rejection of nuclear weapons.
  5. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 April 5 2017 06: 52
    0
    How many states are part of NATO and how much NATO opposes are two big differences. And the US wants to surpass everyone.
  6. ver_
    ver_ April 5 2017 07: 14
    +1
    ..the more they mess with this * ingenious airplane * the better we ...
  7. ver_
    ver_ April 5 2017 07: 18
    +2
    Quote: RASKAT
    The American is right, especially with the aviation component, they are all sad. And the lumen is not visible yet. Our truth is not much better, but we are at least upgrading the TU-160 and have adopted the new X-102 missile. bully

    ..and who does not allow us to use the ruble within the country ... the mattresses have different greens .. There are for walking inside the country and there are for abroad ..
  8. To be or not to be
    To be or not to be April 5 2017 10: 01
    0
    About Russia in the report:
    “Russia requires constant attention.
    The security strategy clearly shows that it reaffirms itself as a global force.
    It is modernizing its conventional and strategic military programs, introducing new strategic approaches, declaring and demonstrating the ability to escalate, preserve a significant amount and variety of nuclear weapons, and, according to Russian media, is developing hypersonic glide path devices
    In addition, Russia is participating in destabilizing actions in Syria and Ukraine, and is also developing and deploying weapons that violate the Medium-Range Nuclear Weapons Treaty (INF). Russia is also promoting the development of FFP and cyber capabilities »» »

    Then the uncle in uniform — the Head of the STRATEGIC US Air Force — spoke in order about China. DPRK and Iran. But, out of respect, it’s clear that he put Russia first!
  9. Penzyac
    Penzyac April 5 2017 18: 57
    0
    Quote: Marmalade
    if so, it’s only pleasing .. but however they have money and a printing press

    Nuclear weapons are not made of money, and not everything can be bought for it, it’s not Chinese consumer goods ...
    And to everything else, even the availability of money requires at least time ...
  10. Penzyac
    Penzyac April 5 2017 19: 00
    0
    Quote: IGOR GORDEEV
    Quote: Titsen
    Nothing at all! We are far behind the mattress covers and in everything!

    That's it! They have not yet had the collapse of the country and perestroika with all sorts of grief reformers. The money machine is still printing.

    Do not confuse long with salty ...
  11. Penzyac
    Penzyac April 5 2017 19: 17
    0
    Quote: Titsen
    Quote: RASKAT
    We really aren’t much better, but at least we

    Nothing at all!
    We are far behind the mattress covers and in everything! ...

    In everything? Can you give more details?...
    Here's an example to you: Rosatom is thriving, it is capturing more and more new markets with its technologies, it’s almost a world monopoly, and Westinghouse is on the verge of bankruptcy, practically only on the American financial and military force (so far) and it’s still holding back nuclear technology, by the way ...