Archive for December, 2008

New Arms race. Massive rearmament of Russia.

Moscow said the Russian military would commission 70 strategic missiles over the next three years, as part of a massive rearmament programme which will also include short-range missiles, 300 tanks, 14 warships and 50 planes, a 28% increase in arms spending.

The arsenal will include a new-generation, multiple-warhead ICBM called the RS-24

Moscow has also signalled that it would supply Tehran with new surface-to-air missiles in defiance of US opposition.