Russia’s military said on Friday it had intensified efforts to develop new ballistic missiles in response to U.S. plans to deploy an anti-missile system in Europe and Russia’s navy test fired a new generation rocket.
Soldiers in historical uniforms take part in a military parade in the Red Square in Moscow, November 7, 2008.(Denis Sinyakov/Reuters)
The decision by the United States to deploy interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar system in the Czech Republic has angered Moscow, which says will be compromised by the U.S. anti-missile system.
By Conor Sweeney, Reuters
Colonel-General Nikolai Solovtsov, Commander of‘s Strategic Missile Forces, was quoted by as saying that Russia had bolstered its efforts to develop new missiles.
“At the present time, work has been intensified to create the research and technical foundation for new missile systems, which will be needed after 2020,” Solovtsov said.
A few hours later, the Dmitry Donskoy nuclear submarine launched a Bulava Kamchatka peninsula in the Pacific.from the White Sea, a navy spokesman said. The missile hit the Kura testing site on the
Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev visits cosmodrome Plesetsk, which is nestled among the taiga forests of Russia’s north, October 12, 2008.REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Dmitry Astakhov