Interfax: Russian Strategic Missile Forces comprise approx. 400 ICBMs – commander

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MOSCOW. Nov 13 (Interfax) – The Russian Strategic Missile Forces comprise about 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles with various types of warheads, the Russian Strategic Missile Forces Commander, Col. Gen. Sergei Karakayev, told the Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda in an interview.

“As of today, the Russian Strategic Missile Forces operate about 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles with warheads of various types and capacities,” Karakayev said.

In addition, the Strategic Missile Forces operate over 60% of the strategic-weapon delivery vehicles and warheads of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces, he said.

“These quantitative parameters of the group comply with the restrictions imposed on strategic offensive weapons by the New START Treaty; they are sufficient for accomplishing various nuclear deterrence tasks,” Karakayev said.