According to information posted on the procurement website, the Russian defense Ministry announced a tender for the development of “Parity”. Created a system must serve to prepare the grounds for claims against US for breach of Contract on strategic offensive arms (start Treaty) during testing of strategic weapons.
Tender posted on July 26. According to the documentation commencement of development in 2016, ending on 19 October 2018. Applications for the execution of works can be submitted until 18 August this year. Maximum contract price — 72,125 million rubles as a funding source specified by the Federal budget.
In the tactical-technical task to tender States that the purpose of performing development, the creation of “hardware and software generate the initial data and parameters for the organization of work of controls, data analysis and evaluation of the situations in the tests of Intercontinental ballistic missiles, the United States and ballistic missile from U.S. submarines and preparation of the rationale for the decision on the claim to the American side in violation of the start Treaty in the testing of strategic weapons”.
In the task said that the system would be to put together a General description of the tests, the data from airborne transmitters to track the trajectory of missiles and their type.
Implementation of start is often caused disagreements between Moscow and Washington. In early July, The Washington Post reported that in the United States wondering about how to offer Moscow to extend for five years the contract start-3, which is valid until 2021. In this case, Obama can guarantee that the agreement will remain in force throughout the next administration. According to WP, another initiative involves the announcement that the U.S. will not be first to use nuclear weapons. In addition, Washington is considering the possibility of preparing the resolutions of the UN Security Council banning of nuclear tests.
Earlier, in late may of this year, Obama said that Russia has no interest in nuclear arms reductions. The President explained the stagnation in this area of foreign policy issues, particularly the situation in Ukraine. Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in early February ruled out the possibility of continuing the negotiations between Moscow and Washington on reducing nuclear arsenals. He explained that the sanctions policy and the development of the American missile defense system.