Several national information agencies quoted General Sergei Russian Federation Minister of Defense (MoD), who has just released the results of the military procurement program in the first quarter of the current year. Since the beginning of the year, the armed forces have received the planned numbers of the military hardware, claimed the General.
“Since the beginning of the year, the troops have received over 750 units of the latest and upgraded weapons,” Shoigu said in a report to the Russian President Vladimir Putin via a video conference Tuesday.
“This number includes 58 aircraft and helicopters, over 40 armored combat vehicles, 500+ multi-purpose vehicles, as well as 75 complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles,” the Defense Minister said.
He also added that MoD “is carrying out all the planned measures to re-equip the Armed Forces and improve their quality condition in the context of restrictive measures to counteract the new coronavirus infection”.
“The production capacities of the enterprises of the military-industrial complex are occupied by 72%,” said the Minister.
According to him, 990 out of 1013 enterprises of the national military-industrial complex have been working with 896 enterprises to employ over 90% of the staff, both engineering and technical.
The Russian military also participated in fighting COVID-2019 deploying 16 multi-disciplinary medical centers in various regions of the Russian Federation.
The Minister also announced the Army-2020 International Defense Forum would be held on schedule through the last week of August to be followed by the International Army Games. In 2019 the Army Forum gathered representatives from 120 nations worldwide while the Army Games attracted 221 teams from 37 countries.