Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield

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  1. Kshatriya87

    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...er-US-missile-shield/articleshow/49743459.cms

    MOSCOW: Russia will counter Nato's US-led missile defence programme by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. Putin told defence officials that by developing defences against ballistic missiles Washington aims to "neutralize" Russia's strategic nuclear deterrent and gain a "decisive military superiority."

    He said that Moscow will respond by developing "strike systems capable of penetrating any missile defences." Putin's statement comes amid a severe strain in Russia's relations with the US and its Nato allies, which have plunged to the lowest point since the Cold War over the crisis in Ukraine.

    For many years, the Kremlin has protested the US-led missile shield, voicing con cern that it could eventually become capable of intercepting Russia's nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles, thus eroding the strength of the nation's nuclear deterrent. Washington, in turn, has argued that the shield was aimed to fend off missile threats from nations such as Iran and North Korea.

    Putin argued on Tuesday that the US has kept working on the missile shield despite Iran's deal with six world powers that has curbed its nuclear programme in exchange for relief from international curbs. "So, references to the Iranian and the N Korean nuclear missile threat just have served to cover up the true plans, and their true task is to neutralize nuclear potential of other nuclear powers, ... Russia in particular," he said.
     
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    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    So much for America's "decisive military superiority"
     
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    If Putin can develop S-400 to shoot down US F-22, then he can build a system to pierce the US built defence shield.

    US has been foul mouthing Russia for the last seventy years, only to be humbled as more information trickles down.

    Economically US has done everything to humble Russia by keeping the oil prices low. That has not killed Russia. The Russians have come up with other ways to keep afloat.

    Military hardware, the Russian Weapons are proving par excellence as is proven in last two months in their military strikes in Syria. They have turned the war around which US has been trying for the last many years without success.
     
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    Protecting from North Korea and Iran who does not ICBM,Putin is not joker,this shield was from the start against Russia and they expected Russia not to react.Now Putin will be accused of starting a arms race.
     

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