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    Advanced Missile Systems Represent 56% of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces

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    Commander of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces Col. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said that by 2022, the Strategic Missile Forces should be completely reequipped with modern missile systems, in line with the Russian president's instructions.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The share of modern strategic missile systems in the Russian army has risen to 56 percent, Commander of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces Col. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said Wednesday.

    "The Strategic Missile Forces are undergoing an active rearming [program] with advanced systems — both mobile and silo-based. Today, the share of modern systems [out of the total] has already reached 56 percent," Karakayev said.

    He added that by 2022, the Strategic Missile Forces should be completely reequipped with modern missile systems, in line with the Russian president's instructions.

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