Russian President Putin: New Russian Missiles, Bombers To Be Deployed This Year

A Russian Yars RS-24 intercontinental-ballistic-missile system is seen in the Victory Day military parade in Moscow.

RFE: Putin Says New Russian Missiles, Bombers To Be Deployed This Year

Russian President Vladimir Putin has touted new weapons that he says are ready for deployment, stating that they will significantly increase Russia's military capabilities and "ensure a strategic balance for decades."

Putin was speaking at a meeting with Russian defense officials in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on May 15.

As relations between the West and Russia have plummeted to post-Cold War lows, Putin has maintained that he does not want an arms race, but at the same time he has warned that his country is developing a new generation of weapons that he has described as "invincible" and unmatched by foreign rivals.

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Update #1: Putin says Russia's defense industry to get new Yars missile complexes in 2018 -- Reuters
Update #2: Russian Military to Receive New ICBM Missile Complexes in 2018, Putin Says -- Moscow Times

WNU Editor: This is one of the strategic bombers that will be deployed this year .... Russia’s upgraded strategic bomber to join Aerospace Force in October (TASS).

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