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“Rosoboronexport” adheres to international agreements, despite requests for the purchase of the new cruise missiles “Caliber”. This was announced by CEO Alexander Mikheev on the forum “Army-2019”, RIA Novosti reported.
“Requests are, but we adhere to our international treaties on non-proliferation,” — said Mikheyev.
At the moment, “Caliber” is equipped with the ships of the Russian Navy and the navies of India, China, Algeria and Vietnam. In addition, the rocket was repeatedly used during the Russian military operation in Syria.
In February it was reported that Russia will develop missile complex “Caliber”, not only in the ship, but in ground-based version. The maximum range of ground-based missiles, as the ship must be more than 4.5 thousand kilometers.
2 February the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the country would suspend its participation in the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), which prohibits ballistic land-based missiles with ranges between 500 and 5.5 thousand kilometers, in response to similar US actions. The American side insists that the reason for the decision was the systematic violation of the terms of the agreement with Moscow, while States continue to abide by them.
In 1970 entered into force the Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT). Its members are almost all countries of the world except Israel, India, Pakistan, North Korea and South Sudan. According to the agreement of countries not possessing nuclear weapons undertake not to transfer and not to accept from other States.
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