On June 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin announce that all the recently unveiled state-of-the-art Russian weapons will be put into service in time addign that some are already adopted. The announcement was made during his annual Q&A session in Moscow.
“The hypersonic air-deployed Kinzhal system – the missile which can travel at 10 Mach speed – is already used by our troops in the South Federal District,” the president said. “A laser combat system is in service as well.”
The hypersonic system Avangard and Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will be put into service in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
“I don’t think that any other country will develop such weapon [as Avangard]. Naturally, it will emerge at some point, but, as I’ve said already, it won’t bother us, since we already have it,” Putin added.
He also revealed that an nuclear unmanned underwater vehicle and cruise missile of global range will be put into service “on schedule”.
Furthermore, Putin said that more cutting-edge weaponry can be unveiled “soon”, but provided no details on the topic.
“That’s not all that we are planning to produce and adopt,” Putin said. “We’ll talk about it soon.”
According to the Russian president, the Syrian campaign “helped to fine tune the modern weaponry, namely the high-precision missile systems. It’s two completely different things – to have them in stock and to test them in reality, in combat.”