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14 June 2022, 12:06

Lukashenko: Belarus' defense industry can surprise and discourage Belarus' foes

MINSK, 14 June (BelTA) – New developments of Belarus' defense industry can surprise and dishearten those people who are hatching aggressive plans against Belarus and the Union State, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the meeting to discuss the state and prospects of the domestic microelectronics industry, BelTA has learned.

The head of state drew attention to the significant potential and achievements of the country's defense complex. “Belarusian radar systems for various purposes are able to accurately identify even the most advanced means of attack, in any weather and at any heights,” the head of state said. According to him, Belarus is one of the world leaders in electronic warfare. Belarus has also achieved considerable progress in the production of smart unmanned vehicles.

“Our developments are capable of surprising and, most importantly, bringing back to their senses those people who are hatching aggressive plans against Belarus and Russia, the Union State as a whole. However, even in the defense sector we are still dependent on foreign components, especially those that we will never produce in Belarus because we need them in small quantities and only an idiot would spend billions of dollars to build huge factories to produce such components. It just does not make economic sense,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

In the current conditions, it is advisable to try to reduce dependence on imports whenever possible, the head of state believes.

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