Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday underscored Moscow’s pursuit of advanced weapons systems and commitment to maintaining forces that can “neutralize” threats to the country’s security.




Russia like other countries is focusing on the development of laser, hypersonic, and robotic weapons, Putin said at a meeting on developing new types of weapons, according to remarks released by the Kremlin.


The meeting, which took place in Sochi and featured military leaders and arms developers, was one is a series of discussions about Russia’s armed forces development.


“Warfare has always been an area where the use of advanced research and technology is essential. Today, in the 21st century, leading countries actively use the latest innovations in the development of the most promising weapons: lasers, hypersound, and robotics,” Putin said. “Like other countries, Russia is also working on these developments.”