Russian Ministry of Defense: Massive rearmament of Russian Army and Navy is underway

In April to June, 2017, defense industry enterprises supplied over six hundred new models of military and special equipment to Russian troops, said Sergei Shoygu, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation during “the Single Day for Military Goods Acceptance” event.

“So far, 34.2% of the state defense order has been fulfilled with the delivery of new arms and 42.2% of the order has been fulfilled for repairs, which indicates satisfactory rates of smooth production flow of the defense industry enterprises,” the Press Service of the Ministry of Defense quotes Shoygu as saying.

Over the past quarter, Russian naval forces received 60 Kalibr cruise missiles, which are used by the Navy to strike at the positions of the Islamic State in Syria. Russian navy also received a Sovershennyy corvette, which was officially included in the Pacific Fleet on July 20, as well as two raid boats and the heavy duty floating stage for Borey-class submarines.

During the same period, 11 planes and 6 helicopters of various classes and purposes were assigned to military pilots. On Wednesday, July 26, the Press Service of the Russian Helicopters Holding reported on the pre-scheduled transfer of six Mi-8MTV-5-1 military transport helicopters to the Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation.

The troops received nine radar stations of various modifications and a brigade set of the Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile system, as well as a significant number of armored combat vehicles.

“In the second quarter, the military representative offices received 35 new tanks and 155 refurbished tanks and armored combat vehicles from industrial enterprises,” said Yuriy Borisov, the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, as quoted by RIA Novosti.

In the first half of 2017, almost 60% of the state defense orders allocated for capital construction had been spent for this purpose. According to Shoygu, the main efforts were focused on the construction of special purpose facilities, which allowed the timely commissioning of facilities for the new weapons and for military equipment deployment.

“The reconstruction of the home stations, stationary and mobile Yars strategic missile complexes, the airfield network facilities, the berthage and the landfill base continues. Housing for servicemen as well as medical and sanatorium facilities is being built,” Shoygu concluded.

  Kalibr missiles, Weapons, Russia

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