Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Arms Race Update - Russia to Deploy More ICBMs

Russia has announced plans to deploy another 70-intercontinental ballistic missiles over the next three years. At least some of the new missiles will be the multiple warhead RS-24 that the Russians claim can defeat American anti-missile defences.

Despite falling oil prices, Russia is set to implement a 28% increase in the country's defence budget which will see the introduction of new tanks, ships and aircraft.

Russian generals have recently disclosed plans to supply Iran with the latest Russian S-300 anti-aircraft, anti-cruise missile batteries that Western experts say could alter the balance of power in the Middle East.


Chrystal Ocean said...


The Mound of Sound said...

The RS-24 report is from today's Guardian. I did a post on the S-300 sale to Iran a few days back. See "The Great Game - Wake Up Canada"