Russia "approaching" deployment of new advanced missile With wings "Caliber" (NATO codification SS-N-30A) that can hit a target anywhere in the European nuclear or conventional warheads, according to the Western media citing unnamed sources at the Pentagon.
As the source told the Washington Free Beacon at the Pentagon, testing of the new missile With wings "Caliber" gone before in the last month of summer." This system is almost ready to deploy ", – the magazine gives the words of a bureaucrat of the Ministry of defense.
the journal emphasizes that the rockets have the opportunity to be equipped with Both nuclear and conventional warheads and can reach most of the countries of Europe when launching From ships in the Black sea. The range of your " Caliber ", according to the Pentagon, is about 1000 - 1500 km They are able to be used to engage targets on land and at sea." It's Like again to place in the European Union SS-20", - has added an unnamed Pentagon official. The log also indicates the source is the opinion of the former Pentagon expert on nuclear strategy Mark Schneider, who said that the rockets have the ability to be deployed on submarines, as well as among them on submarines of project 885 " Ash ", and so on surface ships. The specialist noted that the U.S. currently, there are no comparable opportunities in the field of tactical nuclear weapons. We emphasize that prospective Russian cruise missiles "Caliber" (NATO codification – SS-N-27 "Sizzler" ( "applical" ) actually developed Since 1983. They were first presented at the MAKS-93. What are the suspicions of the U.S. of Russia's intention to deploy these missiles at the present time, unknown. Yesterday, the U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter stated that " Russia's behavior is in many respects antagonistic ". According to him, Russia is "very, very serious threat" to the United States. The chief of army staff U.S. army General Raymond Odierno August 12, stated that the Russian Federation is "one of the most dangerous countries" for the United States. First of staffs of the army and marine corps, the U.S. led the generals mark Milly and John Richardson, who in their own submissions before lawmakers criticized the Russian Federation. For example, Millie said that " Russia – the only country on the planet, which has a nuclear Arsenal that can eliminate the USA ", and Kneller tried to convince to supply Ukraine with defensive weapons. In addition, the Committee of chiefs of staffs of the USA was led by General Joseph Dunford, who called the Russian Federation as the biggest threat to the States. In the White house, however, added, because This message "does not necessarily reflect" the US position. Explaining these statements, the head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov has stated: "First put forward unsubstantiated accusations, excited public opinion, and after it is referenced, when you start to do already is not rhetorical, but a completely practical steps, creating a military infrastructure of NATO near our borders in violation of those obligations, which were taken between Russia and NATO in the framework of the so-called founding act ".