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Laser weapons will determine the combat potential of the Russian army throughout the XXI century, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting on military issues. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
“Timely implementation of projects on development of laser weapons is very important,” — said the head of state.
Putin also suggested to consider practical tests of laser complex “Peresvet” and hypersonic aircraft missile complex “Dagger”.
This week, the Russian leader held a series of meetings on military issues and made a number of visits to the defence industry. In particular, he visited the Kazan aviation plant named after Gorbunov, where he inspected the modernized aircraft Tu-95, Tu-160 and Tu-22, and Mi-38T and a Tu — 214. In addition, the President visited the Astrakhan region Akhtubinsk, where his plane was escorted by six fighters of the fifth generation su-57.
After visiting Akhtubinsk Putin announced plans to buy 76 su-57 instead of 16 without increasing the cost. In the Kremlin then explained that by providing the acquisition financing of this technique “reasonable” internal redistribution of funds within the already approved budget of the Ministry of defense.
“Peresvet” and “Dagger” as well as unmanned underwater vehicle “Poseidon” cruise missile with a nuclear engine “Petrel” was presented by Putin in March 2018.
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