The Russian Defense Ministry has got 243 aircraft, 90 air defense missile systems and complexes under the state defense order in the past one year.
"We received within the 2015 state defense order 243 modern aircraft, 90 air defense missile systems and complexes and 208 radar systems," Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu was quoted as saying by Tass Friday.
A new branch of armed forces,-the aerospace force was also created in summer on the basis of Air Force and the Aerospace Defense Forces, the news agency reported.
Russia will be receiving two Tupolev Tu-160 modernized strategic bombers, seven Tu-95MS bombers, seven warships, two new submarines in 2016, Shoigu said.
According to him, the ministry’s plans for the next year include "putting on combat duty five missile regiments equipped with modern missile systems, putting into service with the strategic aviation forces two modernised Tu-160 and seven Tu-95MS bombers.
" In February, Shoigu forecasted that the Russian army would receive in 2015 more than 200 planes and helicopters. In 2014, the Defense Ministry reported, the military received more than 140 planes and 135 helicopters.
Previously, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said the state defense procurement order for 2015 stood at 1.8 trillion rubles ($28.92 billion) against 1.6 trillion rubles ($25.71 billion) in 2014.
The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier this autumn it was certain the state defense order would be executed as scheduled. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin however noted decreasing rates of fulfilment of the state defense order as compared with last year’s figures.
Two multi-purpose submarines and seven warships will be entering service of the Russian Navy in 2016. "Two multipurpose submarines and seven warships will join the Navy,” Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu was quoted as saying by Tass news agency on Friday
Russian KRET will replace the An-26 transport aircraft with modified Il-112v. KRET will equip light military transport aircraft Il-112V with a strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS) to determine the location of an object in offline mode
Russia has deployed two S-400 Triumf air defense missile regiments along with Pantsir-s AD missile system batteries in the Arctic in 2015. Pantsir-S AD missile/gun system batteries will act as close-in defense for the S-400s
Russian arms and services will see 70 to 100 per cent increase in the share of modern weaponry that include planes, helicopters, surface ships, submarines, auxiliary ships and armored vehicles by 2021. “The Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy about 70-100 planes and more than 120 helicopters and up to 30 surface ships, submarines and special and auxiliary ships and 600 armored vehicles a year,” the chief of Russias General Staff Valery Gerasimov was quoted as saying by Tass during a news briefing for foreign military attaches in Moscow on Monday
Russia will soon receive first pre-production prototypes of next-generation S-500 air defense system. The new generation S-500 ‘Prometey also known as 55R6M Triumfator-M, is a surface-to-air defense missile system currently under development by Almaz-Antey, Sputnik reported Sunday
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