Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov said on Russia-1 TV that the Russian Army has access to many latest weapons systems though they have not been revealed yet.
"The Supreme Commander-in-Chief does not disclose everything that we have in our arsenal. It is necessary to correctly evaluate the performance of our Supreme Commander-in-Chief [Putin] and determine correctly the goal setting. The announcement and publication of these new weapons systems was not aimed at saber rattling or the beginning of another arms race." Interfax quoted Borisov as saying.
According to him, "This is a warning to the world that in today's conditions it is impossible to achieve a one-sided advantage and that to dominate such a dangerous area as an arms race is impossible." Borisov also added, "There will always be some kind of counter meausre to new challenges."
In his message to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that an active testing phase of the new RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile has begun in Russia. It will replace the world's largest strategic missile, the R-36M Voevoda. Putin also said that Russia now has hypersonic weapons, nuclear submarine drones, combat lasers and a nuclear-powered cruise missile.