Putin: "Advanced weaponry reaches 82% in Russia’s nuclear triad"

Putin: "Advanced weaponry reaches 82% in Russia’s nuclear triad"
# 24 December 2019 17:30 (UTC +04:00)

Advanced weaponry in Russia’s nuclear triad has reached 82%, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"The share of modern armament in the nuclear triad has reached 82% and the latest Avangard strategic hypersonic missile system with the boost-glide vehicle has started to arrive for the Strategic Missile Force," Putin told a Defense Ministry expanded board meeting.

Putin called the Avangard system the weapon of the future capable of overcoming both existing and promising missile defenses.

Summing up the results of the Russian Armed Forces’ activity in 2019, the head of state said that many qualitative and systemic changes had taken place over that period.

Important steps were taken in improving inter-operability and communications, reconnaissance and electronic warfare systems, first of all, by way of introducing the latest technologies in data collection, transmittance and processing, the Russian president elaborated.

Putin recalled that a year ago he had spoken about the need to cut the time for decision-making at all the levels within the Armed Forces.

"The result has been achieved. The use of advanced technologies, integrated solutions and new algorithms has helped improve the characteristics and boost the capabilities of the Armed Forces’ command and control systems," the Russian president stressed, adding that weapons systems previously operational in the Aerospace Force, the Navy and other armed services and branches were being consistently replaced with new armament.

As Putin noted, the National Defense Control Center marked five years on December 19. In the president’s opinion, over this period the Center has become an effective instrument of command and control of the Army and the Navy and an important element of inter-agency interaction. Putin thanked all the Center’s staff and founders and wished them success in ensuring the country’s security.