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    The Russian Defense Ministry has ordered the development of new physical principles weapons at the Army-2017 forum near Moscow, a Sputnik correspondent reported Thursday.

    KUBINKA (Moscow Region), (Sputnik) — The contract was signed between Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov and Russian Federal Nuclear Center VNIIEF Director Valentin Kostyukov, the correspondent reports.

    Russia has been actively developing the weapons based on the so-called new physical principles.

    In November 2016, the Land Force's missile and artillery troops Maj. Gen. Mikhail Matveevsky, said the Russian military was developing lethal warheads based on new physical principles. The process incuded the development of advanced combat units, such as multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles.

    The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has also said that Russia had developed first radio-electronic weapons system based on so-called new physical principles.

    First radio-electronic weapons samples based on new physical principles (beam, geophysical, wave, kinetic and other types of weapons) were first unveiled at the closed Russian Defense Ministry exhibition on the sidelines of the Army-2016 forum last year.

    The UIMC spokesperson added that the new weapons can strike targets without the use of ammunition — instead, a directed energy beam is used.

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