TYUMEN, September 15. /TASS/. Russia plans to preserve its leadership in hypersonic and innovative weapon systems, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told journalists Wednesday.
"We have been trying to remain on par or chase the leading weapon designs of Western states for years, and, for the first time in all this time, we dashed ahead in the development of hypersonic weapons and weapons on new physical principles, which use new types of engines — compact low-power nuclear power plants. Right now, we have a serious advantage in this regard over Western states, and we will try to preserve this advantage," Borisov said.
According to the official, the newest Russian weapons totally comply with the global trends.
"[Russian weapons] comply with the main weapon and military vehicles development trends, as they move towards precision weapons, unmanned systems, and robotization," Borisov added.