Putin's historic, game-changing speech yesterday announced 5 key new technological weapons breakthroughs, putting Russia far ahead of NATO and the US, making its weapons, as Putin underlined many times, 'invincible'.
We've excerpted the parts of the speech where he describes each weapon, and will be posting them here. The other weapons are:
And Putin's explanation of why Russia developed all these weapons:
Full transcript below:
Now, we all know that the design and development of unmanned weapon systems is another common trend in the world.
As concerns Russia, we have developed unmanned submersible vehicles that can move at great depths (I would say extreme depths) intercontinentally,
at a speed multiple times higher than the speed of submarines, cutting-edge torpedoes and all kinds of surface vessels, including some of the fastest.
It is really fantastic.
They are quiet, highly manoeuvrable and have hardly any vulnerabilities for the enemy to exploit.
There is simply nothing in the world capable of withstanding them.
Unmanned underwater vehicles can carry either conventional or nuclear warheads, which enables them to engage various targets, including aircraft groups, coastal fortifications and infrastructure.
In December 2017, an innovative nuclear power unit for this unmanned underwater vehicle completed a test cycle that lasted many years.
The nuclear power unit is unique for its small size while offering an amazing power-weight ratio.
It is a hundred times smaller than the units that power modern submarines, but is still more powerful and can switch into combat mode, that is to say, reach maximum capacity, 200 times faster.
The tests that were conducted enabled us to begin developing a new type of strategic weapon that would carry massive nuclear ordnance.
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