Nuclear

ROSATOM Develops Fuel Modification with Lower Uranium Enrichment for Finland

TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM has completed the development of the new modification of VVER-440 fuel for Loviisa NPP in Finland. The new modification of VVER-440 fuel bundle with higher uranium load would enhance the efficiency of fuel usage and power plant’s operation in general, said TVEL's press service. [newslist] In particular, increasing the mass…
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Three Nuclear Submarines to Join Russian Navy in 2021

By the end of 2021, the Russian Navy is receiving Knyaz Oleg, a Project Borei-A strategic missile-carrying underwater cruiser, and the Kazan and Novosibirsk Yasen-class nuclear-powered underwater cruisers. This was stated by the Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov today. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. "By the end of this year, the Russian Navy will…
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SEVMASH to Shorten Construction period for Nuclear Submarines

The block-modular method introduced at Sevmash will make it possible to shorten the slipway period for the construction of nuclear submarines by 18 months. The use of the new technology for creating nuclear submarines will also increase the quality of work and reduce labor intensity due to the assembly of submarine hulls from large block…
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Prospects for Arms Control After the US Elections

The Russian Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, spoke at a seminar held by the Arms Control Negotiation Academy. In his speech, Ambassador Antonov said that there is still a chance for Russia and the United States to reach an understanding before the New START expires on 05 February 2021. Below is the full text of…
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Strategic Missile Forces to Receive 13 Launchers with Yars & Avangard ICBMs

At the annual expanded meeting of the Defence Ministry Board, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russia’s Strategic Missile Force in 2021 will get 13 launchers with Yars and Avangard intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. Below is an excerpt from Shoigu's speech at the ministry’s enlarged board meeting on Monday. Our nuclear triad…
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Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces Conduct Drills

On 9 December 2020, under the leadership of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, a training was held on the management of strategic offensive forces, reported the official TV channel of the Russian Ministry of defense on Wednesday. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The training involved ground, naval, and…
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RVSN Rearmamrnt with Yars ICBMs to be Completed by 2024

The rearmament of Russia's Strategic Missile Force (or RVSN RF) with the Yars silo-based and mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (Yars ICBMs) is to be completed by 2024, TASS reported the Chief Designer of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology (the Yars developer) Yuri Solomonov on Monday. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. "I believe that…
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Recent NATO Exercises Violate the NPT, Says MoD

The Russian Ministry of Defence has expressed its concerns regarding the participation of Germany in NATO military exercises «STEADFAST NOON» and «RESILIENT GUARD» where the use of American tactical nuclear weapons was practiced. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The German Defence Attaché in Moscow was invited to the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation…
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Expert Analysis of DPRK’s Hwasong-16 ICBM

On 10 October, in a parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party, North Korea revealed what we may presumably call the Hwasong-16 ICBM. Missile defence experts have been speculating about the capabilities of the new missile, and most significantly its size. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. Speculations ranged…
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Russia Proposes Extending the New START for One Year

The Russian Ministry of Affairs released a statement on 20 October commenting on the proposal put forward by President Vladimir Putin on 16 October on extending the New START Treaty. In his proposal, president Putin suggested extending the current New START Treaty for one year.  Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The Ministry noted that…
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