Putin will continue to work on nuclear-powered rocket, despite the accident

To be in possession of such unique technology is in itself a reliable guarantee for peace, says Putin. Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, promises to contin

Putin will continue to work on nuclear-powered rocket, despite the accident

To be in possession of such unique technology is in itself a reliable guarantee for peace, says Putin.

Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, promises to continue the development of an advanced atomdreven rocket, which is believed to have been in the centre of a mysterious fatal accident in august.

Five technicians and two other persons were killed in the accident near the town of Severodvinsk during the test of a new weapon system the 8. august.

It was a rocket engine, which exploded during the test by the white sea. The regional authorities reported the subsequent about an abnormal level of radioactivity in the area.

Forsvarseksperter believe that it was a part of a atomdrevent cruise missile, which was tested by the accident with the mystical weapon.

- We will definitely go ahead with the development of this weapon despite of everything, says Putin, who on Friday met the widows of the victims of the accident.

- To be in possession of a unique technology is in itself a very important and reliable guarantee of peace on the planet, says Putin.

The Russian president spoke Thursday at a ceremony in the Kremlin, where the victims of the accident were honored with medals awarded posthumously.

Putin did not make it clear which weapon we are talking about.

The Russian leader stressed that the Russian military especially need chances of winning, drones and laser weapons in the next decade.

- There should be an expansion of unmanned aerial vehicles patrolling and attack aircraft, laser weapons and hypersonic systems based on new physical principles, as well as robotic systems that can perform different tasks on the battlefield, he says.

About 70 percent of the Russian military weapons are to be modernised in the coming years, says Putin for Russia's national security council, according to the transcripts from the meetings, published by the regime in the Kremlin.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 01:01

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