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Vladimir Putin says Russia works to develop new weapons

AP
Published Nov 18, 2016, 6:44 pm IST
Updated Nov 18, 2016, 6:44 pm IST
Russia is developing new warheads for its ballistic missiles, which would be capable to make sharp maneuvers to dodge the enemy defences.
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: AFP)
 Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: AFP)

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin says Russia is working to develop new weapons to ensure a strategic balance.

Putin, speaking to military leaders and arms makers in Sochi, said Friday that Russia, like other nations, is working on state-of-the art arms technologies, including laser, hypersonic and robotic weapons.

 

He didn't mention specific weapons programs, but military officials have said Russia is developing new warheads for its ballistic missiles, which would be capable to make sharp maneuvers on their way to target to dodge the enemy defences. The military also has been working on air-based laser weapons.

The Kremlin has continued a sweeping military modernisation drive even as Russia's economy entered a recession.

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