Putin’s New Strategic Systems: Plans, Realities, and Prospects!

In his recent address to the Federal Assembly, President Vladimir Putin touted a number of new additions to Russia’s strategic weapons arsenal. His list included a nuclear-armed autonomous torpedo, hypersonic glide vehicles, and a nuclear-powered cruise missile. Some of these projects were long in the works, and well-known globally. Others were more of a surprise. What is the exact status of these systems? How developed are they really, and how long until they are truly fully deployed? What impact might they have on the strategic balance between the United States and Russia? From the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

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