Russia to Deploy 22 New Ballistic Missiles in 2014

The Russians have and never will take mutual disarmament (of themselves) sersiously. Mutual disarmament in the Russian mind is that the USA disarms while they modernize, expand, deploy, improve capability as well as gain a first-strike capability advantage over America. People who thought this was taken seriously by the Soviets have only bought New Lies for Old through a Perestroika Deception. They have utterly no clue how the other side thinks and see things through American eyes, rather than strategically through Russian eyes with a long-term deception plan. The cost of willed ignorance will be high.

SOCHI, November 27 (RIA Novosti) – Twenty-two land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles will next year be added to Russia’s nuclear arsenal, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

“We intend to continue prioritizing the development of the main component of our strategic nuclear deterrent,” Putin said at a meeting on the development of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces. Continue reading

Russia Conducts Topol ICBM Drills

From the Russian propaganda outlet, RIA Novosti:

MOSCOW, April 9 (RIA Novosti) – Topol (SS-25 Sickle) intercontinental ballistic missiles will be put on full alert in the course of ongoing drills at the Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) Tagil Division in the Urals region, SMF spokesman Col. Igor Yegorov said on Tuesday. Continue reading

Russian Ballistic Missiles to Cover Tracks

Russia’s mobile ballistic missile launchers are to be fitted with a new camouflage system that will cover their tracks on the ground, making it harder to detect them, Defense Ministry spokesman Vadim Koval said on Friday.

The new equipment not only effectively camouflages missile launchers when deployed, but can also promptly erase tracks on the ground to cover the movements of missile vehicles, as well as creating false trails to mislead enemy surveillance, Koval said.

The unit, based 280 kilometers from Moscow, consists of Topol-M (SS-27 Sickle B) and Yars (RS-24) intercontinental ballistic missile systems.

Other Strategic Missile Forces detachments, including the Irkutsk and Novosibirsk units in Siberia, will also get similar equipment in the future.

Full article: Russian Ballistic Missiles to Cover Tracks (RIA Novosti)