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Russian Defense Ministry Official Confirms, Our New Weapons Are Fact

March 12, 2018 (EIRNS)—Russian officials are following up President Vladimir Putin’s report of Russia’s new weapons systems during his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly on March 1.

Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told the Defense Ministry daily Krasnaya Zvezda (“Red Star”) today, that the army has laser weapons in service, reported TASS.

“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,”

Borisov said.

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

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

Borisov also revealed that the Russian Defense Ministry has signed a contract for the production of the cutting-edge Avangard hypersonic strategic systems:

“The Avangard system the President spoke about was well-tested. It was created not without difficulty, because the temperature on the surface of the warhead reaches 2,000 degrees. It actually flies amid plasma. The questions of controlling it and the protection issues were very acute, but the solutions were found. The system’s practical tests have confirmed the feasibility of the chosen approach. What’s more, we have a contract for the serial production of these systems. So, this is no bluff, this is something real,”

Borisov said.

Borisov said further that the Russian armed forces will get the new generation intercontinental ballistic missile Sarmat:

“There can be no doubts we will have the new missile Sarmat by the time Voevoda’s service life is over. It is expected that in contrast to its predecessors, this missile will be armed with hypersonic warheads, which will make it far harder for defense systems to intercept it.”

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