During the working meeting on June 16, the President reported about the successful testing of new missile systems in Belarus. This is a significant event for the whole country. It took Belarus two years to create the systems.
Alexander Lukashenko instructed Premier Andrei Kobyakov to consider presenting state awards to those who contributed to the creation of the weapons.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
Today is a happy day in terms of defense and security. Our military, with that meager money they had, were able to develop and test Belarusian missile armament. You probably know, we tested missile systems. The tests were very successful: the rockets hit the targets just one and a half meters away from the set goals. The first volley... and the second volley fell just ten meters away. This is perfect... This missile system was created here, in Belarus, and it took us two years.
The reactive system of long-range salvo fire Polonez was created by the Belarusian defense sector. It corresponds to the best world analogues. Each machine is capable of hitting eight targets at a time, at a distance of over 200km.
The conducted tests, as noted by the Security Council, were planned long ago as part of the Belarusian Army rearmament program. It is assumed that Polonezes will be improved. The fighting range will be up to 300km.
Stanislav Zas, State Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus:
We have now significantly increased the capacity of static containment by increasing the firepower of the Armed Forces. We have developed a new field of knowledge and a new manufacturing industry - rocket science. And the industry will grow, because it is the weapon of the 21st century.