American Corporation Lockheed Martin and Raytheon began developing a new cruise missile, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. It is planned that these missiles will equip the bombers of distant radius of action.
After the event, the military will choose one of the two companies for the production of thousands of rockets. It is noted that not all of them will be equipped with nuclear warheads.
“This weapon will allow to modernize the air force part of our nuclear triad,” said the Ministers of the U.S. air force Heather Wilson. According to her, “the strategy of containment works against US adversaries that can evaluate the degree of risk”.
He also added that the new missile will extend the capabilities of the U.S. air force, and the upgrade will be effective from the point of view of costs.