In the USA estimated the cost of upgrading and maintaining a nuclear Arsenal
MOSCOW, 1 Nov — RIA Novosti. The modernization and maintenance of the nuclear Arsenal will cost Washington with $ 1.2 trillion in the next 30 years, according to a report the congressional budget office of the United States.
“According to the budget office, the latest detailed plans for nuclear forces, which have been included in the budget request of the Obama administration in 2017, will cost $ 1.2 trillion over the period from 2017 to 2046 year: more than $ 800 billion on support for service and maintenance (that is, stepwise improvement) nuclear forces and about 400 billion for modernization”, — the document says.
The maintenance and development of the “nuclear triad” is planned to spend a total of 728 billion dollars, with the largest share ($313 billion) provided for the submarines. On delivery systems of tactical nuclear munitions allocated $ 25 billion.
It is noted that to maintain the current nuclear weapons Arsenal Washington is planning to “modernize virtually every element of the Arsenal in the coming decades”. The total cost of nuclear weapons available to the United States for a specified period will increase by half.
Budget office anticipates that in some years, the spending on nuclear weapons in the budget can jump twice as that put before the authorities the necessity of choice between the priority development of a nuclear Arsenal or the development of other types of weapons and activities of armies.