The analytical and operational capabilities of the control systems for Russia’s strategic nuclear forces have expanded significantly. This was announced on Wednesday, November 11, by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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“Much has been done in recent years to ensure that all elements of control of the strategic nuclear forces are maintained at the highest level,” Putin said at a meeting with the leadership of the Defense Ministry, federal departments and defense industry enterprises.
He added that stationary and mobile control points have undergone modernization, “their analytical and operational capabilities, including information support, monitoring and analysis of the situation, have been expanded.” According to the Russian leader, “the quality of such an important parameter as noise immunity has improved.”
“Today, all command posts allow to receive comprehensive data on the situation in real time and, on the basis of this information, assess the situation and make informed decisions,” Putin said.
He stressed that the combat readiness of the nuclear triad of the Russian Federation depends on how efficiently and sustainably it will work.
According to Putin, it is necessary to work on the survivability of the control system of nuclear forces, this must be ensured even in the event of a nuclear strike.
On the eve, Putin said that the arms control system in the world is degrading and shaking. The fate of the Treaty on the Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START), which expires in February 2021, also remains unclear, he also recalled.
In October, Putin proposed extending the START Treaty for at least a year without additional conditions, during which time meaningful negotiations should be held. However, the US refused this offer.