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Russian MoD details new hardware received in first quarter

15 April 2019
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Key Points

  • The Russian MoD has received more than 500 new weapon systems in the first quarter of this year
  • Among the deliveries are the first combat and transport/loading vehicles of the Tornado-S 300 mm MRL system

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received more than 500 new weapon systems in the first quarter of the year, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced at a joint military production acceptance day on 12 April.

“In the first quarter the MoD received approximately 500 brand new and 50 repaired weapon systems, including a Bastion mobile coastal defence system; 13 fixed-wing aircraft; 31 Mi-28, Mi-35M, and Mi-8-family rotorcraft; 540 Tigr, Ural, and KAMAZ automotive vehicles; and 48 Kalibr cruise missiles,” said Shoigu, adding that the military was also supplied with engineering hardware, communications systems, air-launched weapons, and ammunition.

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