A weapons designer has rated Russian nuclear missiles as being better than those owned by the United States.
The Russian nuclear forces are ahead of US ones by some 10 to 15 years, according to Yury Solomonov, general designer of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology (MITT) which designs Russian Yars, Topol and Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM)..
“They will not be able to catch up quickly with the ideas that we have already implemented, although it is not difficult in the modern world to implement them and start production,” media quoted Solomonov telling Argumenty Nedeli newspaper in an interview on Thursday.
“This does not mean that they will not be able to do the same. But if they start doing it now, they will be able to catch up in 10 to 15 years,” he pointed out.
Solomonov noted that the US nuclear potential remained to be very powerful, but its weapons modernization system was fundamentally different…