The editor-in-chief of the national defense magazine Igor Korotchenko spoke about the possible retaliation measures by Russia to develop new US missiles that the INF treaty had previously prohibited, writes RIA Novosti.
According to the expert, this number included the adaptation and development of weapon systems to reduce the threats posed by the deployment of US missiles, in particular the creation of a ground-based version of Caliber cruise missiles.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered in February to start with the caliber and to make a medium-range missile on the ground. The head of state noted that the deployment of such complexes will only be possible in response to similar Washington steps.
Another response from the Kremlin to the development of new weapons for the United States, Korotchenko mentioned the development of a new medium-range mobile rocket system and the accelerated implementation of the Poseidon UAV strategic submarine, as well as an unlimited rocket with a Burevestnik nuclear power plant.
According to the expert, in the near future the Russian Federation should also strengthen the air defense system with modern systems and systems: S-400 and S-500, Buk-M3 and Tor-M2 air defense systems.
Earlier, Putin ordered an analysis of the threat level and prepared a symmetrical response to the actions of the United States.
Recall that on August 18, the Pentagon conducted tests with a ground-based cruise missile, previously banned by the Convention on the Elimination of Medium-Range and Short-Range Missiles (INF Convention). Later, the US Department of Defense explained that the army was testing a change to the Tomohawk rocket designed to hit targets on the ground.
The department's press service said the development of the rocket began in February this year, following a statement by US President Donald Trump about the country's withdrawal from the INF treaty.
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