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    According to reports, US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton opposes the current administration's plans to upgrade the country's nuclear arsenal.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton opposes current administration's plans to upgrade nuclear arsenal, local media reported, citing a leaked audio recording.

    "The last thing we need are sophisticated cruise missiles that are nuclear armed," Clinton said at a fundraiser in February, as quoted by The Hill newspaper.

    She added that new nuclear arms race was a very threatening scenario, according to the political daily.

    The United States is modernizing its nuclear Triad with particular emphasis on US Air Force needs. In October 2015, Northrop Grumman, a US global aerospace and defense technology company, was awarded a development contract to build the next generation B-21 strategic bomber, while Lockheed Martin and Boeing said they planned to submit proposals to develop the new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System (ICBM), now called the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD).

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