Russia’s Defence Ministry is to develop a land-based version of the Kalibr naval missile system and increase the range of land-based missile systems currently in development. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shouigu made the announcement during a meeting in the Defence Ministry in Moscow on Tuesday.

The announcement comes in response to the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty.

“The USA stopped fulfilling their obligations under the INF Treaty from 2 February. At the same time, they are actively working on producing land-based missiles with a range of over 500 kilometres, which exceeds the agreed limitations,” Shoigu said.

“In 2019 and 2020, we must develop a land-based version of the Kalibr long-range naval missile system, which has proved its effectiveness in Syria,” he said.

“It is important to expand the range of the land-based missile systems being developed today,” he concluded.

On 2 February, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Moscow’s intention to suspend observance of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty as “a symmetrical response” to Washington’s decision.

 

 

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Daeshbags-Sux
2019-02-06 10:08

With all the ongoing modernisation and new gear projects while Russian economy is a bit stagnating, I really ask myself where Putin may find the money : Russian military budget is only 50% more than France. Putin also said he wanted to extend manpower from 800k to 1M… Just think that the two Su-57 sent in Syria were prototypes, there are only 2 serial units on order while until some news, only a total of 12 serial units are on the pipeline. For sure, the goal is to get more. India also withdrew from the project, saying maybe they’ll be… Read more »