Arms upgrade will continue: Putin

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He also called on arms industry executives to adopt swifter measures to develop the production of locally-made substitutes, emphasizing that the value of new Russian armaments were highlighted during its military’s aerial campaign against terrorists throughout Syria.

Arms upgrade will continue: Putin

During an address to Russia’s top military authorities as well as top executives of the country’s arms industries, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that budget cuts prompted by Russia’s economic difficulties will not impact Moscow’s military modernization plans.

According to Putin, as part of the Kremlin’s weapons upgrade program the military received hundreds of new warplanes, missiles and armored vehicles last year. That includes 96 new aircraft, 81 helicopters, 152 air defense systems, 291 radars as well as over 400 armored vehicles and artillery systems.

Putin said Russian defense industries have significantly reduced their dependence on imports, but continue to remain reliant on some foreign-manufactured parts.

He also called on arms industry executives to adopt swifter measures to develop the production of locally-made substitutes, emphasizing that the value of new Russian armaments were highlighted during its military’s aerial campaign against terrorists throughout Syria.

It is also reported that Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov confirmed during the meeting that weapon plants have failed to meet delivery deadlines on 15 warplanes, eight navy ships and 240 armored vehicles among other arms systems.

Arms upgrade will continue: Putin

Yuri Borisov also stated that western sanctions and Ukraine’s decision to halt its military industrial cooperation with Russia “had no significant impact” on Russian arms production.

The development came following a Russian decision to disarm the nuclear missile system of its world’s largest Typhoon-class Arkhangelsk submarine in accordance with the New START treaty between Moscow and Washington.

However, the effective airstrikes by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces against terrorist positions in Syria show that Russia has significantly upgraded their defense and military technologies, which make the western world concerned.

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