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    As Many as 99% of ICBMs of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces in Combat Readiness

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    The are some 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles in the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, 99 percent of which are in the state of combat readiness, the commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – He also said that Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will do combat patrolling in new regions in 2017, including the European part of the country.

    "It is necessary to stress that RVSN will explore new regions of combat patrolling within the framework of exercises in 2017," Col. Gen. Sergey Karakayev told reporters.

    "At present, the RVSN group comprises some 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads of various power classes. [ As many as] 99 percent of missile launchers are in the state of combat readiness."


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