The United States is significantly inferior to Russia and China in the area of strategic weapons. This was stated by the head of the US Strategic Command, Admiral Charles Richards, during a speech at a hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“These are weapons from the 70s of the last century. And how can we count on him to neutralize threats in the 2020-2030s? ” – quoted by Richards “RIA Novosti”.
According to the head of the US Strategic Command, Washington will not be able to contain Moscow and Beijing with the help of intercontinental ballistic missiles, which he called “relics of the Cold War.” He noted that the United States needs a more modern and efficient weapons system.
So, Richards clarified that the United States instructed Northrop Grumman to develop a new missile complex, for which $ 13 billion was allocated.
At the moment, according to him, the US Navy has 18 Ohio-class strategic submarine missile carriers, each carrying 24 Trident II missiles, which is still not enough to confront Russia and China.
At the end of March, from the report of the American Accounts Chamber, it became known that the US military had lost its superiority over Russia and China in conducting operations in the electromagnetic spectrum. American analysts noted that Russia could develop next-generation nuclear reactors capable of interfering with electronic signals in space. In the PRC, according to US experts, there are several types of unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with electromagnetic warfare systems.
Also in the United States, it was suggested that Moscow and Beijing have the ability to influence the operation of communication and navigation systems on ships, which the Pentagon uses to transfer equipment and personnel.