Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russian warships will be equipped with the latest hypersonic weapons.
Russian “TAS” news agency said that Putin spoke at the main maritime show in St. Petersburg, on Sunday, on the Russian naval day, “unique advantages, which will be achieved due to the large-scale development of advanced digital technology and unparalleled attack systems in the world faster than the speed of sustenance and vehicles that are not Underwater inhabited”.
Putin described the achievements as “the most effective means of self-defense”.
The Russian “Interfax” news agency said that the Ministry of Defense also announced successful tests of the “Zircon” missile, which has a hypersonic speed for the navy.
Future hypersonic weapons fire at multiple speeds of up to 343 meters per second.
The ministry added that construction will also continue on a nuclear-armed “Poseidon” underwater torpedo, adding that the planned march vehicle is intended to destroy coastal targets.
Putin, who was also on a military boat, said that this year alone, 40 ships of different classes will be combined to serve with the individual fleets of the largest country in the world.