Date: 5 months ago   Category: Military

Former head of the Pentagon: the USA has no exact data on quantity of the Russian nuclear warheads — Rambler News Service


Photo: The press service of the Luxembourg forum on prevention of nuclear catastrophe of the USA have no exact data on quantity the Russian nuclear warheads, the error in estimates can reach thousands of units, the former United States Secretary of Defense (1994-1997) has told William Perry during the International Luxembourg forum in Geneva, the correspondent of RNS tells. "Our nuclear agreements with the USSR and Russia counted the rockets which are in operational use and which we could count, and the predicted quantity of warheads, precisely number of which for certain didn't manage to be revealed. In today of the USA doesn't know how many nuclear warheads Russia has "in a reserve", and it is possible to be mistaken when counting in thousands" — he has told. The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) signed by Russia and the USA in 2010 provides reduction of each of the parties of the nuclear arsenals so that in seven years and further total quantities of arms didn't exceed 700 intercontinental ballistic missiles, ballistic missiles on submarines and heavy bombers, 1550 warheads and 800 deployed and not deployed launchers. Russia and the USA, according to the agreement, have to communicate about quantity of warheads and carriers two times a year. Period of validity of the contract expires in 2021.

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