The general said the Strategic Missile Forces are being re-equipped with modernised complexes, while the next launchers of the Avangard missile system are being prepped for combat use, reports TASS.

Gerasimov said: “Another nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Bulava will soon be introduced into the combat composition of the naval strategic nuclear forces.”

He added that the “modernisation of strategic missile carriers of the aviation strategic nuclear forces” will ensure “their use of modern high-precision long-range missiles.”