The expert appreciated the idea of ​​returning tactical nuclear weapons to the fleet

Currently, Russian and American warships do not carry tactical nuclear weapons (TNW). However, if necessary, it is not difficult to return it to the ships of the Russian Navy. About it in an interview LOOK said a researcher at the Institute of World economics and International Relations (IMEMO) RAS Ilya Kramnik.

The US and Russian navies have been deprived of such weapons since 1991, when, as a result of informal agreements, both sides began to remove tactical nuclear missiles from warships. Most of the tactical nuclear weapons were destroyed or placed in long-term storage.

At the same time, the development of such weapons continues. Paying attention to the fact that Russian warships are being built taking into account the possible deployment of such weapons, there will be no big difficulties with the return of tactical nuclear weapons to the fleet - if appropriate political decisions can be made within a few months.

However, according to the expert, such a step will not greatly strengthen Russia's defense capability in the expanses of the World Ocean. The fact is that the Russian Navy does not have the necessary means of reconnaissance and target setting.

It's easy for us to destroy a target when we know where it is. But we have a hard time finding it. Before asking what the presence of nuclear weapons in the ocean will give us, I would first ask what target designation we will use them for

Kramnik stressed.
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  1. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
    Sydor Kovpak 19 August 2022 20: 42
    I am not a military expert and understand little about this, but my question is, how will such ships with such ammunition be protected?
  2. the marine fleet lives well - it will rake off a couple of hundred kilometers from the pier and launch rockets for a thousand kilometers. Then the sailors all-steamer devour the treasury, and the commander-in-chief Putin ishsho to them and throws back the lave! Beauty! I want to Morflot!
  3. Balin Offline Balin
    Balin 20 August 2022 00: 42
    Research Fellow, Institute of World Economy and International Relations
    now sofa experts in economics will talk about the features of the use of nuclear tactical shells
  4. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 20 August 2022 04: 33
    If a non-military expert sees no reason, this does not mean that they do not exist, as in the case of a black cat in a dark room. If it had been announced in advance that such ground forces would be deployed near the borders of neighboring countries that suddenly rushed into NATO, such an entry would hardly have gone without problems. Influence tools do not have to be used after crossing the red lines, if it is possible to announce their use before.