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The Tu-160 “Blackjack” supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber

Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces and the new arms race

The Strategic Rocket Forces branch of Russia’s military is getting upgrades for its missiles and improved methods for delivering them. Moscow’s key goal is to maintain the ability to “escalate to deescalate” – likely with nuclear weapons – in case of any confrontation with NATO. With Cold War arms control structures breaking down, Russia’s vulnerabilities are becoming more exposed, increasing the potential for conflict.

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