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New Russian weapons named

23 March 2018

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 22 March new names for three weapon systems detailed by President Vladimir Putin on 1 March during his annual address to a joint session of Russia’s parliament.

Following a public vote, the three systems – the nuclear-armed and powered torpedo known as ‘Status-6’; the intercontinental cruise missile; and a truck-mounted laser weapon system – are to be known as ‘Poseidon’, ‘Burevestnik’ and ‘Peresvet’, respectively.

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