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    US plans to modernize country's nuclear arsenal should be commented on by specialists in the sphere, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Monday, the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) authorized the production engineering phase of the B61-12 nuclear warhead life extension program.

    "Experts should make necessary estimates," Peskov said, answering a question, about possible threats posed on Russia by US plans and potential Moscow's response.

    The B61-12 LEP is a joint program of the NNSA and the US Air Force to maintain significant part of the US nuclear arsenal. Within the framework of the program, the B61-12 is expected to replace the existing US B61 bombs of its third, fourth, seventh and 10th modifications.


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