russiamissileRussia has 24 more ballistic missile interceptors than the United States, according to a senior U.S. arms control official, who said that Russia’s concerns regarding its missile defense system are baseless. The latest claim by the U.S. official follows Russia’s announcement last week that the country’s army will modernize 70 percent of its arsenal by 2020. Russia is also expected to build the first air-launched hypersonic missiles over the next six years. “We [the United States] are not concerned about the impact to strategic stability of Russia’s deployment of 68 interceptors at the Moscow Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) system,” Sputnik quoted Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, as saying on Tuesday. “Sixty eight deployed interceptors is 24 more than the United States even has plans to deploy.” More