MOSCOW, (BM) – Soon a whole new weapon will enter service with the Russian army, its combat properties will be based on laser energy and hypersonic technologies, Sergey Shoygu, Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, said, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“In the near future, the Russian Armed Forces will receive a completely new, unparalleled weapon based on hypersonic and laser energy technologies. Its first samples have already been put on trial combat duty,” Shoygu said at a scientific-practical conference with the Armed Forces leadership.
The Minister also notes that the new Russian intelligence systems that come into operation increase the capabilities of the troops.
“The Strelets command, control, and intelligence system enable the troops to engage the targets in almost real time, 8-12 minutes after their detection”, he explained.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that in August 2018 Lieutenant-General Alexander Leonov, head of the Air Defence Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, said that in the future the air defence would receive a weapon based on new physical principles.
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