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Russian Military Struggling to Modernize

The Russian troops is unwell to meet the skeleton for this year on re-equipping the armed army with modernized weapons since of Western sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine and a decrease of domestic industries, a deputy invulnerability apportion told President Vladimir Putin.

Government invulnerability contracts that have depressed behind report embody prolongation of Navy ensure ships, Beriyev Be-200 amphibious aircraft, Vikhr anti-tank missiles, remote control and radio monitoring apparatus for Igla surface-to-air missiles, and weapon launch systems for Tupolev-160 vital bomber planes, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told the president during a video conference, according to a twin expelled by the Kremlin on Thursday.

“The design reasons for the disaster to meet state invulnerability buying orders embody restrictions on the supply of imported tools and materials in connection with sanctions, discontinuation of production and the detriment of an array of technologies, deficient prolongation facilities,” Borisov said.

But he confirmed that Russia’s invulnerability industries were adjusting to the setbacks, and that so far, 38 percent of the government’s invulnerability purchases designed for this year have been completed.

“On the whole, one could contend that an absolute infancy of enterprises have acquired the necessary prolongation pace, are fulfilling their obligations to the Defense Ministry,” Borisov said.

Defense industries had been the focus of the Soviet economy, and as the Russian economy has taken a downturn amid Western sanctions, Putin pronounced that work on military contracts was pivotal to economic and technological development, and to providing employment.

“I will generally stress that those who are loitering prolongation and supplies of military technologies, who are vouchsafing down associated industries, contingency within a short tenure … scold the situation,” Putin said.

“And if that does not happen, the appropriate conclusions need to be made, including, if necessary, technological, organizational and personnel [changes],” he said.

Reshaping the Russian troops into a modern, effective force has been one of Putin’s many desirous projects, and one that has seen some successes.

The government was formulation to spend an estimated 20 trillion rubles ($351 billion at the stream rate) on a troops re-equipment module that was designed to run from 2011 to 2020, with scarcely 80 percent of the supports dictated for hi-tech weapons, according to figures cited by the Lenta.ru news portal progressing this year.

Putin admitted during his marathon call-in uncover this open that notwithstanding some setbacks, “without a doubt, this module will be fulfilled.”

“Our idea is to make certain that by that time, by 2020, the amount of new weapons and military technologies in our armed army reached no reduction than 70 percent,” he said.

The share of modern weapons now in service in the Russian troops ranges, depending on the bend of the armed forces, from 30.5 percent to nearly 78 percent, according to military total Putin quoted during this week’s video conference.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/525782.html