Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia means to protect against hypersonic weapons should appear before such weapons from other countries. This follows from the transcript of the meeting of the President with the leadership of the Ministry of defense and enterprises of the military-industrial complex (MIC), published by the press service of the Kremlin.
“Scientific and production potential of Russian defense industry and the potential of our labor groups, human resource capacity needs to ensure the planned rate of re troops in the latest technology, can effectively resist the air attack potential enemy, including hypersonic.
We are well aware that while this [hypersonic] weapons in the world, no one, except us, except Russia. But we also understand that in the leading countries of the world sooner or later these weapons will appear.
And for you it would be better if they will be late. And that means for them later? This means that the means of protection against such weapons, we should appear before the hypersonic weapons will be put on combat duty in the army, which I have already mentioned”, — said Putin.
As recalled by RBC, in February this year, the President during address to the Federal Assembly said that a hypersonic missile “Zircon” is being developed “on schedule”. Her speed is nine swings, and a range of more than 1 thousand km Since the beginning of 2019, the defense Ministry several times reported about the successful testing of hypersonic missiles “Dagger” class “air — ground”.