Russia is developing a secret super laser weapon system

Vladimir Putin and Russia's laser weapon system - Photomontage/Sputnik

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Russian defense Minister Yuri Borisov has revealed that the Russian military has commissioned several types of laser weaponry, but remains tight-lipped about the kinds of systems being developed, according to Sputnik News.

Borisov says that high-tech weapons systems, including lasers, would help shape the capabilities of the Russian army in accordance with the state arms procurement program up to the year 2025.

Reports says that Russia is working to keep up with the US in the development of laser weapons technology; the US Navy has tested its Laser Weapon System (LaWS) in the Persian Gulf in the the late 2014.

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