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Russian armed forces to receive cutting edge weapons in few years – Putin

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The Russian Armed Forces will be receiving numerous cutting edge weapons in the next few years, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

“The armed forces will be receiving Kinzhal air-launched ballistic missile, Peresvet laser weapon, Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, Poseidon submarine drones, Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile, other advanced technology in the next few years,” Putin said at a reception honoring graduates of military academies.

The president remarked that the weapons had to be put “in trustworthy, capable hands,” stressing that the success of the Russian Armed Forces would depend largely on its officers.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that on March 1, 2018 Putin announced the creation of laser weapons in his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly.

He said that the laser systems could significantly expand Russia’s possibilities to ensure its security.

Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper that “We can talk a lot about laser weapons and movies were made about them a long time ago and fantastic books have been written, and everyone knows about this.

“But the fact that these systems have started entering service is indeed a today’s reality.

“Starting from last year, laser systems have been entering service, that allows disarming a potential adversary and hitting those facilities, which are the targets.”

The Russian scientists have learned to focus the energy needed to hit the adversary’s armaments “within fractions of a second.”

Sputnik/NAN

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