Analysts: Turkish president would like to mend relations with Moscow, save faceWorld June 28, 21:56
Diplomat sees no signs NATO will reckon with Russia’s legitimate security interestsRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 21:51
Russian envoy believes Brexit may impact NATORussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 21:29
Russia-Indonesia trade turnover totaled $770 mln in Jan-Apr 2016 — ambassadorBusiness & Economy June 28, 20:57
Russian parliament speaker does not rule out Turkey apologized under partners’ pressureRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 20:20
Turkey ready to consider compensation to killed Russian pilot’s family — spokesmanWorld June 28, 19:27
Ten Russian athletes filed 2016 Rio Games applications with IAAFSport June 28, 19:10
Russian Armed Forces receive another set of Iskander tactical missile systemMilitary & Defense June 28, 19:10
Russia considering creation of biometric accounts system — PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 18:38
MOSCOW, January 12. /TASS/. Five missile regiments of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force armed with modern systems will go on combat duty in 2016, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at a conference call on Tuesday.
"The emphasis should be made on strengthening the potential of strategic nuclear forces and implementing defense and space programs. Five missile regiments armed with modern missile systems will assume combat duty in the Strategic Missile Force in 2016," the defense minister said.
Efforts will also be required to comprehensively improve the service infrastructure of strategic missile forces, primarily, the bases of strategic underwater missile cruisers and the airfields of long-range aviation, Shoigu said.
According to Shoigu, the Russian Defense Ministry approached the end of last year with fairly good parameters by and large.
"On the basis of the Air Force and the Air and Space Defense a new arm has been created - Russia’s Aerospace Force. Six strategic missile regiments armed with mobile and silo-based Yars missiles entered duty," Shoigu said.
Two strategic nuclear powered submarines of the Borei class - The Alexander Nevsky and The Vladimir Monomakh - went operational.
The general purpose forces were propelled to a qualitatively new level. The ground forces formed eight brigades and conducted 3,000 operational and combat exercises.
Shoigu noted the Defense Ministry’s achievements in building infrastructures and housing and the settlement of social issues.
"For the first time ever we achieved systemic and scheduled provision of permanent housing for military servicemen. The problem of corporate housing for career military has been resolved," Shoigu said.