October 23, 2013
Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will be fully equipped with
fifth-generation missile systems by 2021, a Defense Ministry spokesman
The proportion of modern missiles in the RVSN will reach around 60
percent by 2016 and 98 percent by 2021, Col. Igor Yegorov said.
In addition to the fifth-generation Yars and Topol-M missiles, new
command and control centers are being built and new communications,
security and other systems put in place, he said.
Russia’s missile forces are being modernized in a bid to enable them
to penetrate the anti-missile defense systems being fielded by NATO and
the United States, Russian officials have said previously.