US President Donald Trump plans to modernize the United States' nuclear triad, according to the budget proposal for the fiscal year 2019, released on Monday, Sputnik International reports.
"The Budget requests $24 billion to modernize and sustain the three legs of the nuclear triad - land, sea, and air - as well as nuclear command, control, and communications systems," the proposal said.
Speaking about the budget proposal on February 9, Trump vowed that the US military would be "stronger than ever before".
"Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more. First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!" Trump assured on his Twitter page.
The document requests more than $15 billion to modernize US nuclear security in alignment with the Defense Department's posture review.
As the document specified, the president plans to purchase an additional 20 Ground-Based Interceptors as part of its missile defense program.
The US Department of Defense will spend $10.7 billion for F-35 joint strike fighters and $2.3 billion for B-21 long-range strike bomber.