On April 12, the Russian Defense Ministry website released a transcript of the recent defense ministry board session dedicated to the Military Acceptance Day. According to the provided data, the Russian military has recently received over 500 new units of military equipment and weapons.
National Centre for State Defence Control hosts Military Acceptance Day chaired by Russian Minister of Defence (source):
Today [April 12] Moscow hosted another Military Acceptance Day chaired by the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu at the National Centre for State Defence Control.
Before starting the session, the Defence Minister congradulated everybody on the Cosmonautics Day.
Sergei Shoigu stressed that April 12th is one of the most significant dates in the history of the mankind.
Many prominent academics, gifted engineers and designers devoted their efforts to develop this country’s space science.
The Minister of Defence expressed confidence that accumulated experience, powerful scientific and technical potential, high professional skills of those working in the space science will continue strengthening defence capabilities and security of this country.
Concerning to issues on the agenda, Sergei Shoigu noted that the attendees are going to sum up acceptance of military products and infrastructure objects in the first quarter of this year.
The Defence Minister reported that during this period, defence enterprises have supplied the troops with over 500 newest and some 50 repaired pieces of armaments, military and special hardware.
Among them there are:
- one Bastion coastal missile complex;
- 13 airplanes of various types;
- 31 helicopters of Mi-28, Mi-35M and Mi-8 types;
- 48 Kalibr tactical missiles;
- 540 Tigr, Ural and KamAZ cars.
In addition, the Armed Forces received engineering equipment and vehicles, signal equipment, aviation weapons and ammunition in accordance with the plan.
According to the Minister of Defence, the majority of the latest models of Russian weapons will be showcased at the ARMY 2019 International Military Technical Forum, where everyone will be able to get familiar with technical and combat capabilities.
Special attention at the Military Acceptance Day was paid to issues related to the status of military infrastructure and ways of its development.
This year it is planned to complete construction of 3,751 buildings and facilities.
Sergei Shoigu informed that to date, more than 850 buildings and facilities have been commissioned, which is 11 times higher than the planned figure for the first quarter.
“This indicates a high pace of work,” stressed the Defence Minister, noting that “the main efforts are focused on development of the Armed Forces command and control system, and creation of facilities for deployment of weapons, military and special equipment, primarily Strategic Nuclear Forces, as well as troops in the Crimea and the Russian Arctic zone.”
Deputy defence ministers Alexei Krivoruchko and Timur Ivanov made their reports in the course of the Military Acceptance Day.