Military Capabilities

Russian military has received over 2,300 systems so far in 2019

11 October 2019

Russian troops have received more than 2,300 new and upgraded weapon systems since the beginning of the year, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told a teleconference on 8 October.

"This year's rearmament has seen the allocation of over RUB1.5 trillion [USD23.18 billion], with over 70% of these funds spent on the acquisition of serial-produced modern hardware," said Shoigu, adding that 47% of the main weapon acquisition and modernisation plan had been implemented. "Deliveries of high-technology weapons have increased by 6.7% compared to last year. The proportion of modern systems in service will reach 68% by the end of the year," he added.

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