The Russian navy plans on producing a new submarine-based missile system in 2008. It is part of a big increase in the country’s spending on research, development and procurement of weaponry, prompting fears of a new cold war.
The Russian navy plans on producing a new submarine-based missile system capable of carrying nuclear warheads in 2008 as part of a big increase in the country’s spending on research, development and procurement of weaponry.
The navy will commission the new missile system, the planned core of a seaborne nuclear arsenal in the coming years, even though three consecutive test launches of the missile last year ended in failure. But a successful test in June has prompted officials to approve the start of production of the missile’s components, according to comments made Sunday by Admiral Vladimir Masorin and reported by Russian media.
Vladimir Putin has seen through the absurdity of any threat emanating from Iran and is well aware that any missile defense system positioned in Czechoslovakia and Poland will serve only one purpose – to threaten Russia.
And to what end? So the rabid lunatics at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) can relive their glory days of the Cold War?