Russian Defense Minister: the army has received record-high number of modern weapons

According to the Defense Ministry’s website, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu stated that the Russian Army saw an unprecedented increase in equipment with modern weaponry this year, a level not achieved by any army in the world.

The minister also stated that Russian army has received a total of more than 1,500 weapons and more than 80,000 pieces of military equipment. “In general, we reached the point of 61.5% in modern weapon armaments. Such an availability of modern technology is not specific or has not been achieved by any army in today’s world,” said Shoygu. He also added that in 2019, the Russian military plan to reach 67% and then 70% the following year.

Earlier in December, the commander of long-range aviation, Lieutenant General Sergey Kobylash said that in the future, the Air Force would receive Tu-160 M2 combat aircraft with improved characteristics.

It was announced in September that the new state program of armaments would be adopted in Russian in 2023 and would last from 2024 to 2033. The current program was launched in Russia this year, which will last until 2027.

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