Shoigu: Supply of Arms in Russian Army Increased by 65% in 2014
The main tasks for the implementation of the state defense order for 2014 are accomplished, the amount of weapons delivered to the troops increased by 65%, Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu announced today on a conference call with the leadership of the Armed Forces.
“The amount of funding of the state defense order in general conformed to the figures provided by the state armament program until 2020. The research and development, procurement, repair of weapons and equipment received budgetary appropriations by 25% more than in 2013,” the Defense Minister said.
Also, he said, most of the allocated funds were used to purchase modern weapons.