Meanwhile, America twice tested a Trident II D5 missile off the coast of California — a missile from the early 1990’s.
Russia will strengthen its strategic nuclear potential in response to the deployment of US missile defense systems, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
“Russia will take necessary retaliatory measures to strengthen the capacity of its strategic nuclear forces. We will work on our missile defense system as well. Initially, as we have repeatedly said, we will work on the strike systems able to overcome any missile defenses,” Putin said at a meeting on the situation in the Russian military-industrial complex.
“In the past three years, the [Russian] defense companies have developed and successfully tested several advanced weapons systems that are capable of accomplishing tasks in heavy missile defense environment,” Putin said at a meeting with government and defense industry officials.
“The Russian armed forces started receiving these systems this year,” Putin added.
Full article: Putin: Russia Has Weapons Capable of Penetrating Any Missile Defenses (Spacewar)