Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko explained why a task had been set to develop new types of Belarus-made weapons and military hardware and to upgrade the existing hardware as he inspected new samples of Belarusian weapons and defense technology at a firing range in Ivatsevichi District. The head of state recalled that in recent years independent Belarus had to upgrade and adapt its Armed Forces to the contemporary context several times. The country took into account the lessons of wars and local conflicts in the world and opportunities offered by technological progress.