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Vladimir Putin called on to defend Russia against hypersonic weapons before such weapons will be from other countries. He declared it during meeting on questions of development of the armed forces and the defense industry in Sochi, reports TASS.
He noted that Russia is the sole owner of hypersonic weapons, but urged to be realistic and take into account that sooner or later the rest of the army well as it gets. “And for you it would be better if they will be late,” he said.
Putin explained that the word “later” he meant the moment when Russia will have appropriate remedies.
The Russian leader said that the development of advanced air defense systems one of the priority directions of development of the VCS. He noted that it follows from the analysis of contemporary military conflicts.
On 2 may, the US told about the readiness of hypersonic weapons. Management of perspective research projects of the Ministry of defense (DARPA) said it plans to test a hypersonic blocks — gliding and jet — until the end of 2019.
On may 8 it became known that the American carrier-based fighter of the fifth generation F-35C Lightning II will receive a pair of hypersonic cruise missiles, created in the framework of HAWC (Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept). Clarifies that HAWC must be ready before the end of this year.
On 26 April in China was likely tested a prototype of a reusable hypersonic missile Jia Geng No. 1.
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