Vlasikha, October 13. (ITAR-TASS). By the end of 2016 in the battle of the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), the new missile systems will be at least 80 percent. group, said Oct. 12 the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Lieutenant General Andrew Shvaychenko.
Speaking about the main priorities of the Strategic Missile Forces until 2020, Shvaychenko called, inter alia, maintaining the performance of the missile group, extension of life of missile systems, re-missile systems to the new stationary and mobile home, improving the system of command and control weapons and troops.
"With regard to the quantitative composition of the prospective strike group of the Strategic Missile Forces, it will certainly depend on the arrangements that will be registered in the new Russia-US treaty on strategic offensive arms", - stressed Shvaychenko.
"Given a sufficiently long period of execution of the future agreement - for seven years, we maintain a prudent approach" to establishing "a forward-looking groups - said the general. - As today, no rocket launcher or a missile regiment will not be decommissioning before the end of maximum possible lifetime.
"The emphasis in the construction of prospective strike group of the Strategic Missile Forces will be placed on its qualitative transformation, so that by the end of 2016 missiles to extend the service life amounted to no more than 20 percent. And the new missiles - at least 80 percent. Grouping - said the commander . - In the end, the Strategic Missile Forces will have a balanced structure, and the arms will always be the optimal number of missiles, designed to address the diverse goals of ensuring nuclear deterrence and security of Russia in ХХ1 century. "