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Putin: Russia Should Start Developing Perspective Weapons

MOSCOW, Russia (BulgarianMilitary.com), 20 September 2018, Editor: Boyko Nikolov, Photo credit: Kremlin.ru

On Wednesday (19 September), a meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission of the country was held, at which Russian President Vladimir Putin said his future vision for the development of the military industry in the country and perhaps a beginning of rearmament of the Russian military units with new weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

“Russia must quickly move forward and begin developing perspective weapons. An important and key issue on our agenda is to define the beginning of the creation of yet another advanced state armament program and about the implementation of the current program – it is for the period until 2027 – we started this year, and this program takes into account the current global trends in terms of arms and combat equipment development and the combat experience gained from using Russian weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic.”

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According to Putin, for the army of the Russian Federation must have been manufactured and deployed cutting-edge weapons that are superior to their foreign equivalents, mainly for their tactical and technical characteristics. According to Putin’s words, among them are the Sarmat missile system, the Su-57 fifth-generation fighter, the highly protected tank based on the Armata combat platform, and the S-500 air defence system and the project 677 submarine.

“For us it is important to move further and start planning today the future development and production of advanced weapons and equipment for the next few decades that will define the image of the Russian Armed Forces in the long-term”, the Russian President summarized.

Bulgarianmilitary.com recalls that Russia conducted in August and September, the largest military exercise for the last 40 years, with the participation of Mongolia and China – Vostok 2018. In it participated near 300,000 soldiers and approximately 1,000 Air Force units – fighter aircraft and helicopters. China sent to Vostok 2018 about 3,200 servicemen, more than 900 weapons, and 30 airplanes and helicopters.

Read more: The Largest Russian Military Exercise since 1981 Is Scheduled for September 2018

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