The modern military equipment in the Russian army in 2020 will be brought up to 70%
Next year, we will have to bring the share of modern weapons to 70% and maintain this level in the future
The Russian Armed Forces in 2020 should be 70% equipped with modern weapons, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a conference call. “Next year, we will have to bring the share of modern weapons to 70% and maintain this level in the future,” said Army Chief Sergei Shoigu, head of the Russian military. The armed forces, he stressed, “should be equipped with the latest science and technology.”
“First of all, this applies to strategic nuclear forces, precision weapons and aerospace defense,” said Shoigu. During the next series of meetings held last week in Sochi by the President of Russia, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, “key directions of the development of the Navy were considered.”
“And also the progress in fulfilling the tasks of the state defense order in terms of building, modernizing, repairing and servicing the armament and military equipment of the Navy,” the minister said.
In addition, on November 22, a meeting of the Security Council was held under the leadership of the President of the Russian Federation, at which prospects for improving the state’s military organization for the coming decade were determined. “The Supreme Commander-in-Chief set the Armed Forces the task of ensuring balanced development of the types and arms of the army through the competent and rational use of budgetary funds and material and technical resources,” said Shoigu. Also, according to him, “it is necessary to further improve the management system.”
As part of the Navy, it is necessary to increase the number of ships in the far sea zone with Zircon and Caliber missiles, said Shoigu. It is required to expand the range of drones and weapons based on new physical principles.
The number of ships equipped with Zircon hypersonic missiles in the Navy will be increased, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. “As part of the Navy, it is necessary to increase the number of ships in the far sea zone, including those carrying Caliber cruise missiles and Zircon hypersonic missiles,” Shoigu said at a conference call.
According to him, “it is required to expand the range of unmanned aerial vehicles, robotic systems and weapons based on new physical principles.” The Minister of Defense began the meeting with the fact that today Russia celebrates Heroes of the Fatherland Day. “On this memorable date,” said Shoigu, “we gratefully recall everyone who, through their labor and military feat, made a significant contribution to strengthening the country’s security and power. In the ranks of the Armed Forces there are many heroes on whom the current generation of defenders of the Motherland is equal. I want to heartily congratulate them on the holiday, wish them health and all the best. ”
Shoigu spoke about a significant increase in the air component of the Russian nuclear triad. The renewal of the existing fleet of Long-Range Aviation and the creation of new aircraft significantly strengthened the air component of Russia’s nuclear triad.
This was announced by Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergey Shoigu at a conference call in the military department. “This year, PJSC Tupolev performed a significant amount of work on Tu-95MS aircraft to modernize the first and second phases with the replacement of obsolete radio engineering and navigation equipment,” the minister said.
As part of the Long-Range Aviation, the planned number of operational strategic bombers was provided. “Today we can say with confidence that the renewal of the existing fleet of Long-Range Aviation and the creation of new aircraft significantly strengthened the air component of the nuclear triad,” the head of the military department emphasized.