Russia must have hypersonic defense before others get such weapon systems – Putin

Russia has to acquire the technique of safety towards hypersonic weapons before such {hardware} is developed by different nations, Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, mentioned.

Putin reminded that Russia is up to now the one nation on this planet in possession of a hypersonic weapon, referring to the profitable take a look at of the Avangard glider earlier this yr.

“But we also have a perfect understanding that the world’s leading nations will develop such weapons sooner or later,” Putin mentioned.

We must acquire the technique of safety towards such systems, before hypersonic weapons are put in service by the [foreign] militaries.

During a high-profile assembly on the event of Russia’s navy industrial advanced, Putin additionally underlined that “increasing control over airspace is one of the key tasks” for the nation’s armed forces.

The state-of-the-art Container radar system, which was launched in Russia final yr, gives protection over most of Western Europe and the Middle East. But the means to repel “potential threats from the air and from space” must be developed additional, he mentioned.