Thursday, June 02, 2016

Russians Claim to Working on Their own Railgun...but not Fielding it Soon.

The US newest weapon, the railgun, is of no surprise to Moscow and Russia is also developing one of its own, the first deputy of the Russian upper house’s Defense and Security Committee said Monday.


According to the senator, the new weapon will not replace traditional weapons "even in the mid-term perspective," as much time needs to pass from the first tests to the mass production especially considering the high price of the production.

"Even if the Americans achieve a breakthrough in this direction, Russia does not have to answer with symmetrical measures. We have many opportunities we could employ if needed, in order not to allow the change of power balance in the world. The situation is under control," Klintsevich said.

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