Russian President, Vladimir Putin, speaking at the Grand Kremlin Palace before the concert in commemoration of Defender of the Fatherland Day, stated that Russian weapons have no equivalents in the world.
“Our prospective weapon models have no analogues in the world, in any case, at least not yet, and I think that they will not [have them] for a long time,” said Putin as quoted by Kremlin’s press service.
According to him, at the heart of this success is the “tireless work of scientists, constructors and defense industry,” which lays the foundation for the development of the army and navy “for decades to come”.
Earlier, Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, called Russian-developed weapons “unattainably effective”. “Colleagues abroad recognize that our developments are hundreds of times cheaper than any systems used against us,” said Shoigu.
Putin, in a message to the Federal Assembly on February 20, said that the first nuclear submarine, equipped with the Poseidon unmanned aerial vehicle, will be launched in the spring of 2019. In addition, the Russian president announced a new hypersonic rocket Zircon, which has a speed of 9 machs and a range of more than one thousand kilometers. According to him, this rocket, which is being built "on schedule”, can be used by ships and submarines.