The United States and NATO are building their global missile shield defense system and Russia will counter that by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. His remarks were made during a meeting with Russia’s Armed Forces.
Mr. Putin lambasted U.S. for its red herring, saying that the advancement of its anti-missile defense system in collaboration with NATO were done to defend Iranian ballistic missiles. “However, we know that the Iranian nuclear issue has been resolved, with appropriate agreements signed. Moreover, corresponding parliaments have already approved them, but work on the anti-missile defense system continues,” Mr. Putin said, referring to the nuclear deal entered into by the P5+1 with Iran.
The Russian president further denounced U.S. with its ulterior motives and misleading moves saying: “References to the Iranian and North Korean nuclear missile threats are a cover-up for the true intentions, which are actually directed at neutralizing the strategic nuclear potential of other nuclear states, apart from the United States and their allies, primarily that of Russia, of course, and at obtaining a decisive military supremacy with all the ensuing consequences.” His provocative words came days after U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter up-sounds hot war with Russia.
The president, who topped Forbes Most Powerful People 2015, said his country would take the necessary reciprocal measures to strengthen its nuclear potential. It will work on anti-missile defense systems as well. “In the past three years, facilities of the defense industry have created and successfully tested a number of promising armament systems capable of performing combat missions in conditions of an anti-missile defense system in depth. Troops have begun receiving such systems this year,” he underlined.
Russia’s Armed Forces are receiving new strategic missile systems, atomic and multipurpose submarines and surface vessels, Mr. Putin added. Additionally, Russia is modernizing the combat aircraft fleet and air defense systems, supplying new arms and equipment to the ground forces and the paratroopers, he stated.
On Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the Russian Navy will receive two newest hydrographic motor boats by the end of November. The boats are capable of task performance at the distance of up to 100 nautical miles. One of them will be deployed with the Pacific Fleet and the other to the Baltic Fleet.
The boats are equipped with multibeam echosounders and high precision positioning systems. These features allow performance of high-resolution mapping of the sea bottom and define coordinates with the accuracy of up to a centimeter. (Know more about the looming World War 3 involving Russia, NATO & U.S. and how possible is nuclear war?)