President Vladimir Putin had declared that Russia is the only country in the world ahead of US and China, that can deploy hypersonic weapons.
Hypersonic weapons travel five times more than the speed of sound and may evade surveillance Mr Putin stated adding that Russia found itself in a unique position in its modern history.
The President on Tuesday, December 24 said Russia is the only country in the world that can deploy hypersonic weapons, boasting that “other countries were trying to catch up with us.”
He made the remarks at a Russian Defense Ministry board meeting, adding that “not a single country possesses hypersonic weapons, let alone continental-range hypersonic weapons.”
Like Russia, both the US and China are also working on hypersonic projects. President Putin boasted that other countries were trying to catch up with Russia’s new technology.
Beijing said earlier this year that it tested a hypersonic aircraft, while the US Air Force has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to develop a missile.
Hypersonic weapons travel five times more than the speed of sound and may evade surveillance.
The Russian leader has already publicly showcased a number of advanced weapons that he said are capable of defeating US and NATO defenses, including a missile that can deliver a warhead at hypersonic speed.
Meanwhile, the Russian government has successfully tested a country-wide alternative to the global internet.
According to the Russian ministry of communications, ordinary users did not notice any changes. The initiative gives the Russian government more control over what its citizens can access.