Feb 28, 2008

Speaking of Nukes...

Back in May 2007, we noted how President Putin promised to deploy better, faster, cheaper MRV'ed nuclear missiles. This is intended to counter the US missile defense program and earn some of that sweet, sweet R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

The other side of the story is that Russia's existing MRV'ed rocket force is about to reach its "use by" day. So the Kremlin's number crunchers figure its cheaper to put more warheads on fewer rockets, rather than replacing the existing models.

This brings us to Russia's newest contribution to the Peace Race, a bright new member of the nuclear family: the RS-24.

Duck and cover, baby.

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