The US Department of Defense has raised the estimated cost of deploying new surface-to-air nuclear missiles to $ 95.8 billion, Report says, referring to TASS.

The weekly Defense News informs, citing sources in the Pentagon, that the planned expenditures are almost $ 10 billion more than the “estimate” of four years ago.

New intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) will replace the Minuteman III, which has been in the arsenal for the last 50 years. The deployment will take place as part of an almost complete overhaul of the US nuclear arsenal in the next few decades. According to preliminary estimates, the program will cost $ 1.2 trillion.