‘Purely defense strategy’: Lukashenka wants Belarus to get up-to-date missile launchers in 2016-17

Belarusian president Alyaksandr Lukashenka has inspected the progress in the production of rockets for multiple rocket launchers during his visit to the high-precision electromechanical plant in Dzyarzhynsk district on Tuesday.

The State Defense Industries Committee of Belarus has a task to deliver cutting-edge missile launchers to the Belarusian army in 2016-2017, Chairman of the State Defense Industries Committee Syarhei Huruliou told state-run news agency BelTA.

The Committee and organizations engaged in the designing of a multiple rocket launcher with a 200km range reported on the progress in their work, he said. A scientific and production cluster has been created in this field.

“All equipment, outbuildings and communications are modern, workers are highly qualified,” Huruliou stressed.

In particular, the Polonez multiple rocket launcher system and equipment for testing rocket engines at the demonstration platform, military and special equipment were shown to Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

At the same time, the Belarusian leader waived off mass media’s accusations of Belarus’ arms build-up and saber rattling:

“Today and tomorrow we will follow a purely defensive strategy. We are not going to attack anyone. We will protect ourselves against those, who are intent on attacking us, waging wars against us.”

belsat.eu, following BelTA

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