Putin urged to accelerate the creation of protection against hypersonic weapons

Vladimir Putin
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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Means of protection against hypersonic weapons should appear in the Russian Federation before such weapons appear in other countries. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on the development of the Armed Forces and the defense industry.

“We all know perfectly well that so far no one else has such weapons in the world except us, except Russia. But we also perfectly understand that in the leading countries of the world sooner or later such weapons will appear. And it will be better for us, if it’s too late for them. And what does it mean late for them? This means that we must have the means of protection against these types of weapons before the hypersonic weapon is put on combat duty in those armies that I have already mentioned,” he said.

According to him, if such work is carried out according to plan and with high quality, then the goal will be achieved. “I ask you to pay attention to this. Experts know which systems I’m talking about now, what I mean. This requires special attention, requires a very professional approach both in planning and in preparing this work. It should be done in the time frame we have in mind,” said Putin.

According to him, the analysis of modern military conflicts shows that one of the priorities of the development of the VKS is the creation of promising air defense systems. “It is necessary to consistently equip VKS with the most modern air defense systems, including long-range S-400 and short-range,” he added.

As the president noted, the personnel potential of defense industry enterprises and organizations should ensure the planned rates of re-equipment of the troops to the latest technology that can effectively withstand the means of air attack of a potential enemy, including hypersonic ones.

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