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Russian strategic nuclear forces’ exercises

October 20, 2012, Moscow

Today, Russian Armed Forces completed exercises of the strategic nuclear forces. The day before, the Commander-in-Chief examined strategic nuclear forces’ management and oversaw test launches of strategic and cruise missiles which reached set targets at various military testing grounds.

Vladimir Putin personally participated in testing automated communication management system, new algorithms of managing strategic nuclear forces through practically accomplishing test tasks involving all of the nuclear forces’ components, namely long range aircraft, sea and land based nuclear systems.

The strategic nuclear forces’ exercises of such scale were conducted for the first time in Russia. Vladimir Putin gave high assessment to the military units and teams and the General Staff of the Armed Forces, who all accomplished the tasks set and proved reliability and efficiency of Russian’s nuclear forces.

October 20, 2012, Moscow