The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) received some 2,700 major weapon systems and 52,500 support systems in 2020, Deputy Defence Minister Alexey Krivoruchko told the ministry’s
(Red Star) newspaper on 30 December.
Russia’s stealthy Okhotnik heavy UAV conducting a manned/unmanned teaming test flight with an Su-57 fighter. In 2020 the Russian MoD gave priority to unmanned aviation and received its first serial production Su-57. (Russian MoD)
“The troops received 147 aircraft, the first reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial systems [UASs] with Inokhodets [Pacing Horse] and Forpost [Outpost] unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs], seven surface ships and two submarines, more than 1,500 land platforms, some 300 missile and artillery systems, and approximately 150 air defence weapons,” said Krivoruchko.
The military will also receive 94 fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, including 22 Su-57 multirole combat aircraft, ahead of schedule through 2024.
In 2022 the MoD is planning to complete the development of the T-14 Armata main battle tank, T-15 Armata, B-11 Kurganets-25, and K-17 Bumerang infantry fighting vehicles, B-10 Kurganets-25 and K-16 Bumerang armoured personnel carriers, the T-16 armoured recovery vehicle, the Koalitsiya-SV 152 mm self-propelled howitzer, and a number of advanced combat stations for tracked and wheeled combat platforms, according to Krivoruchko. “We are planning to complete trials of the S-500 air defence system and to adopt it and to accept the Voronezh very-high-frequency radar into service,” he said.
The deputy minister reported that pop-up tests have already been conducted with the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, adding, “We will soon begin flight trials of this system.”