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Russia testing weapons based on 'new physical principles'

October 18, 7:40 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The "new physical principles" is a term coined to emphasize that destructive factors of a weapon are based on processes and phenomena that have not been used for military purposes before

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The launch of missiles at the Kapustin Yar testing range

The launch of missiles at the Kapustin Yar testing range

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MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. Weapons and military equipment based new physical principles of destruction are being tested at the Kapustin Yar testing range in South Russia’s Astrakhan Region, its chief Maj. Gen. Oleg Kislov has said.

"The testing range ensures research to create and test weapons and military equipment based on new physical principles," he said.

The "new physical principles" is a notional term coined to emphasize that the destructive factors of a weapon are based on processes and phenomena that have not been used for military purposes before.

Earlier, Russian defense minister said research is being carried out for the purpose.

Adviser to the First Deputy CEO of Radio-Electronic Technologies Group (KRET) Vladimir Mikheyev told TASS that the unmanned variants of the sixth-generation combat plane can be armed with electromagnetic (microwave) guns.

According to Kislov, tests of early missile attack warning and air defense systems are currently underway at the Kapustin Yar testing range, along with works to design a new silo-based ballistic missile.

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