Putin called Russia the world leader in new weapons

“We have an approximate parity with the & nbsp; USA and & nbsp; in & nbsp; carriers, and & np & nbs; ; after all, in our promising developments, we, of course, are the leaders. This is the first thing. Well, and & nbsp; the potential traditionally available on & nbsp; weapons, we & nbsp; are not & nbsp; just modernize, we & nbsp; introduce new complexes. In & nbsp; in this sense, we can say with & nbsp; confidence that & nbsp; by & nbsp; this indicator we & nbsp; today & nbsp; & mdash; number one in the & nbsp; world & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said Putin in the & nbsp; film “ Russia. Recent history '' on & nbsp; channel Russia 1 (quoted by & nbsp; RIA Novosti).

Russia is the only country in the & nbsp; world with & nbsp; standing on & nbsp; combat duty or being in & nbsp; high readiness hypersonic missiles, the agency notes.

< p> In November of this year, the Russian military again tested the Zircon hypersonic anti-ship cruise missile in the White Sea. She is capable of speeds up to & nbsp; nine Machs (& nbsp; nine times the speed of sound, more than 10 & nbsp; 000 km/h), the declared range & nbsp; & mdash; more than 1000 & nbsp; km. It is planned that & nbsp; the missile will enter & nbsp; armament of the Russian Navy from & nbsp; next year, the Ministry of Defense reported.

In & nbsp; October, Vladimir Putin called the current situation in the & nbsp; military sphere “ an arms race on the & nbsp; march '', it began with & nbsp; ; US withdrawal from the & nbsp; Treaty on & nbsp; Anti-Ballistic Missile.

Putin recalled that & nbsp; anti-missile defense is aimed not & nbsp; just at & nbsp; protection, but & nbsp; in & nbsp; including & nbsp; gaining a strategic advantage by neutralizing a nuclear enemy .