The Russian MoD will seek an allocation of 19 trillion rubles (325.43 billion US dollars) to finance weapons supplies and one trillion rubles (17.12 billion US dollars) to finance synchronization, according to Deputy Defense Minister Tatiana Shevtsova.
Shevtsova told TASS Thursday, "The current program envisages 19 trillion on supplies of weapons and military hardware and one more trillion - on the system of synchronization," she said, adding that it is a key difference from the previous such program which did not include spending on synchronization."
Earlier in the week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said opening the tenth series of meetings with the Russian top brass and defense industry executives that Russia’s new state armaments program is called to ensure efficient neutralization of external threats.
He stressed that the Russian army and the fleet must be armed with the most state-of-the-art weapons "that take into account possible changes in the strategy and tactics of warfare of the future."
A draft of Russia’s new state program of armaments will be submitted to the presidential administration by December 15.
Meanwhile, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said, "Top priority will be given to the development of nuclear deterrence systems which guarantees security of our country in conflicts of any kind."
Russia’s new state program of armaments provides for the development of a vertical take-off plane and new aircraft carriers, he said.
"It is logical to surmise that over this time the existing models, I mean the MiG-29 and the Su-33, will become obsolete and a new aircraft will be needed in a span of ten years. We do have such plans," he said.
Russian Helicopters will deliver the first batch of eight Mi-28UB combat training helicopters, a new version of the battle-tested Mi-28N “Night Hunter” ground attack helicopter, to the Russian defense ministry by this year end. The Mi-28UB, designed for the Russian Aerospace Forces, passed state tests successfully and is undergoing user acceptance testing at the company, the press release states
The Russian Defense Ministry is seeking to replace obsolete passenger aircraft with new Russian aircraft models after a deadly crash of the Tu-154 plane last month. The Kommersant newspaper reported Friday that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered to analyse possibilities to substitute Tu-154, Tu-134 and Il-62M passenger aircraft with new passenger aircraft models
The Russian Ministry of Defense might order an additional 75 Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets with Irkut. “Russia might teed up a larger contract for up to 75 of the military planes
The Russian ministry of defense (MoD) on 14 November published images on its official social media accounts as 'evidence' of US of supporting the Islamic State terrorists instead of eliminating the fleeing convoys on the eastern shore of Euphrates. The pictures turned out to be screen grabs from a promo video of a mobile phone game, AC-130 Gunship Simulator, several Twitter users pointed out including BellingCat reporter,
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