Russia to Update Strategic Nuclear Arsenal up to 2020
Up to 2020 Russia will update the arms of the strategic nuclear forces not at 70%, as it is expected now, but at 100, the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.
“Formation of the technical basis for the strategic nuclear forces is moving with priority rates, and, in fact, we will update the strategic nuclear forces not at 70%, but at 100%,” Rogozin said on the TV channel “Russia 24”.
The reform that begun in 2008 was the largest in the Russian army in post-Soviet history. The system of military command and control was significantly changed, the total number of the army reduced, the proportion of conscripts has decreased, and the number of contractors increased. The salaries of officers significantly increased, their housing problems are solved. But the main thing – it was possible to take an unprecedented rearmament program until 2020.