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Putin is pleased that Russia has the first in the world a new type of weapon

TASS

DEC 26, 06:32

The President noted that the Avangard system will go into service in the Russian Armed Forces in 2019

MOSCOW, December 26th. / TASS /. Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the launch of the Avangard hypersonic system. He stated that Russia was the first in the world to receive a new type of weapon.

According to Putin, "this is a great event in the life of the Armed Forces, and, perhaps, in the life of the country." He stressed that Russia had a new type of strategic weapon. at the same time, the Russian leader made a special emphasis on the fact that "this event [the launch of the Avangard system] is not even of purely national importance, it goes beyond the framework of purely national interests." "This is a serious event," the head of state said at a meeting with members of the Russian government. He stressed: "A new type of strategic weapon in the world first appeared with us, and will reliably ensure the defense of our state, our people for decades to come."

The head of state also said that the Avangard hypersonic system will go into service in the Russian Armed Forces next year. "In 2019, a new intercontinental strategic system Avangard will enter service with the Russian army, and the first regiment will be deployed in the Strategic Missile Forces," the president said.

The President noted that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation conducted tests of the Avangard, with full success confirming all the tactical and technical characteristics.

“On my instructions, the industrial enterprises and the Ministry of Defense prepared and conducted final tests of this system,” Putin said. “It, this test, has just ended in complete success: all tactical and technical data have been confirmed.”

The Russian leader recalled that in his message to the Federal Assembly he spoke about new types of Russian weapons, including hypersonic weapons. One of these types of weapons is the Avant-garde hypersonic intercontinental range system.

The President of Russia thanked everyone who in one way or another took part in the work on a new weapon, including the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Finance. He also thanked the words of gratitude to those who began this work in 2003. “They will see it, they will hear it,” Putin said. In response, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Putin “on the successful launch of Avangard.” This is indeed very important for the security of our country. We congratulate you as Supreme Commander ", - said the head of the cabinet.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on behalf of the President of Russia, Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Putin conducted on Wednesday test flight tests, during which a successful test launch of the Avangard missile with a hypersonic planning winged combat unit took place.

“During the flight at hypersonic speed, the planning winged unit made vertical and horizontal controlled maneuvering and at the appointed time struck a conventional target on the battlefield of the test site,” the Kremlin press service reported.

The capabilities of the tested planning winged unit make it possible to bypass the zones of action of information and fire missile defense weapons, which ensures the effective overcoming of all existing and prospective missile defense systems. “The test flight test program has been completed in full, which allows the Avangard Complex to be put into service with the Strategic Missile Forces in a timely manner,” the Kremlin said.

TASS



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