US Anti-Ballistic Missiles To Exceed 1000 By 2020, Surpassing Russia: Russian Ministry

Russia’s protection ministry says the fixed work on US Missile protection techniques will pose a larger menace to the nation’s deterrence capabilities because the variety of warheads being deployed by the US will surpass the quantity which Moscow is able to containing.

“Based on our estimates, by 2022 the variety of anti-ballistic missiles of the missile protection system will exceed 1,000, and can finally surpass the variety of warheads of Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles,” Protection Ministry spokesman Alexander Yemelyanov stated through the Russian-Chinese language briefing on missile protect points on the sidelines of the primary committee of the UN Normal Meeting on Thursday, TASS reviews.

Yemelyanov famous that the US missile protection system for the time being contains over 30 Floor-Based mostly Interceptors (GBI), 130 RIM-161 Normal Missile Three (SM-Three) ship-based interceptor missile techniques and 150 missile protection techniques.

“I want to observe that over 60 interceptor missile are deployed in Europe, about 150% – as a part of the Asia Pacific regional section of missile protection,” Yemelyanov stated.

Yemelyanov additional stated the US missile protection system provokes different international locations to construct up their missile capabilities and thus causes a brand new spiral of arms race.

“Russia is assured that limitless deployment of the US missile protection system is a serious problem to the worldwide safety, an impetus for an arms race and a menace for the humanity,” the Russian ministry spokesman added.