The nation’s first intercontinental ballistic missile system, the Sarmat, would join combat before the end of the year, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.
During his meeting with recent graduates of the military academies, Putin stated, “We will continue to build and expand our armed forces, taking into account prospective military threats and risks.”
Putin stressed the need of providing troops with cutting-edge weaponry since it will have a significant impact on the Russian army’s future fighting prowess.
The first of these missile systems would be deployed by the end of the year, he added, noting that Russia had already successfully tested its new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile.
The Russian leader said that S-500 air and missile defense systems, which “have no equivalents in the world,” were already being provided to troops.