Russian Defense Minister: Russian Army received 44 military aircraft and 48 cruise missiles in the first quarter

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 Russian Defense Minister: Russian Army received 44 military aircraft and 48 cruise missiles in the first quarter


Russian Defense Minister Shao Yigu said in Moscow on the 12th that the Russian army had acquired a large number of weapons and equipment in the first quarter of this year, and exceeded the military facilities start-up plan.

According to a news bulletin issued by the Russian Ministry of Defence on the 12th, Shaoyi Gu, who was chairing a meeting on the reception of military products at the Russian Ministry of Defence, said that from January to March this year, Russian military industrial units delivered more than 500 larger pieces of equipment and about 50 large-scale weapons to the army, including 48 caliber cruise missiles, 31 m-35M, M-8 and M-28 helicopters, and 13 flights for different purposes. Aircraft, a prism shore-based missile system, as well as various military vehicles. In addition, the army received a large number of engineering and communications equipment, aviation weapons and various types of ammunition as planned.

Shaugu said that in the first quarter of this year, the Russian army had opened more than 850 military facilities, which is 10 times more than the original plan. This year, about 400 facilities will be opened by troops carrying out strategic nuclear containment tasks.

He said the Russian army will build 3751 military facilities this year. The construction of Russian military facilities focuses on the development of military command system and the construction of necessary facilities for the deployment of Russian strategic nuclear forces and Russian troops in the Arctic and Crimea.

In recent years, Russia has steadily accelerated the modernization of its army, focusing on the modernization and upgrading of its weapons and equipment. According to the Russian Army conversion plan, by 2020, the proportion of new weapons and equipment in various Russian military categories will not be less than 70%, and the proportion of individual troops will reach 100%.

Source: Xinhua responsible editor: Lin Zhiheng_NY9285