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:
But this is not all I have to say.
A real technological breakthrough is the development of a strategic missile system with fundamentally new combat equipment
– a gliding wing unit, which has also been successfully tested.
Unlike existing types of combat equipment, this system is capable of intercontinental flight at supersonic speeds in excess of Mach 20.
As I said in 2004, in moving to its target, the missile’s gliding cruise bloc engages in intensive manoeuvring – both lateral (by several thousand km) and vertical.
This is what makes it absolutely invulnerable to any air or missile defence system.
The use of new composite materials has made it possible to enable the gliding cruise bloc to make a long-distance guided flight practically in conditions of plasma formation.
It flies to its target like a meteorite, like a ball of fire.
The temperature on its surface reaches 1,600–2,000 degrees Celsius but the cruise bloc is reliably guided.
Play the video, please.
For obvious reasons we cannot show the outer appearance of this system here.
This is still very important. I hope everyone understands this.
But let me assure you that we have all this and it is working well.
Moreover, Russian industrial enterprises have embarked on the development of another new type of strategic weapon.
We called it the Avangard.
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