RUSSIA is testing a guided long-range air defence missile system for its naval fleet.
The Kremlin’s defence minister Sergei Shoigu said tests are already underway for the missiles which are expected to be used by new navy ships.
Air defence missile and artillery systems are also being tested alongside the long-range missile.
Mr Shoigu warned the new projects will allow Moscow to create weapons with “unique combat capabilities”.
Speaking on Rossiya-24 television news channel he said: “We will see what progress has been achieved in testing a future air defence guided missile of a long range.
“The defence ministry hopes that these weapons will be delivered to the armed forces soon.”
Earlier this week, Mr Shoigu said the Russian Navy would get two advanced new frigates armed with cruise missiles and a new type of air defence missile system by the end of 2020.
The test comes as Russia urgently expands its military to include more long-range ships to improve its ability to move troops and hardware to distant locations such as Syria.
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