The United States is planning to test missiles that have been banned for over 30 years under INF treaty, AP reported.
According to the source, it is planned to launch a cruise missile with a range of about a thousand kilometers in August. The longer-range ballistic missile is expected to be tested in November, with deployment not likely for five years or more, the official said.
The defense officials said U.S. allies in Europe and Asia have not yet been consulted about deploying either new missile on their territory. NATO is currently studying the implications of the demise of the INF treaty and possible military responses.
If Russia and the US will reach a deal to rescue the INF treaty before August, these projects would not go forward.