Victory Day Military Parade in Moscow

Victory Day Military Parade in MoscowVictory Day Military Parade in Moscow

A massive military parade was held in Moscow on Wednesday on the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) against the Nazis in the World War II, showcasing many advanced weapons recently developed by Russia and displaying the country’s might to the world.

One of the sleek and deadly weapons making their debut at the parade was the Sukhoi Su-57 stealth air superiority fighter. Packed with state-of-the-art avionics and active airborne phased array radar, the warplane can carry a wide array of weaponry allowing it to engage air, ground and naval targets, Sputnik reported.

Kinzhal hypersonic missile, which appeared at the parade mounted on MiG-31 interceptor aircraft, has a range of over 2,000 km, flies at Mach 10, and is capable of maneuvering at all stages of flight. Not only can it penetrate all existing and prospective enemy air defenses, the missile can also carry a nuclear payload.

BMPT Terminator is a tracked armored fighting vehicle armed with four anti-tank missile launchers, two 30 mm auto-cannons, two grenade launchers and a coaxial 7.62 machinegun.

Uran-9 is an unmanned combat vehicle designed for reconnaissance and proving fire support. It can be outfitted with anti-tank missiles, rapid-fire cannons and even a flamethrower.

Prior to the beginning of the parade, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech, praising the role the USSR played during World War II and the valor of Soviet soldiers.

“We will always be proud of the fact that the USSR did not bow down when other countries decided to surrender,” Putin said.

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