Military Capabilities

Russian deputy defence minister outlines arms build-up

03 January 2020

Key Points

  • Krivoruchko reviewed Russia’s military build-up in an interview with the MoD’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda
  • The build-up ranges from ADSs, aircraft, and submarines to armour, artillery, firearms, and lasers

Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexey Krivoruchko outlined Russia’s military build-up in an interview with the Russian Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) on 28 December.

He told the newspaper that the MoD has received its first S-350 Vityaz-PVO air defence system (ADS). “The first serial production S-350 ADS has already been shipped to the troops, and the State Armament Programme foresees deliveries of Vityaz-PVO systems through to 2027,” said Krivoruchko, adding that the S-350 underwent state trials in July.

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