The level of modern weapons in the Russian army by the end of 2024 will be almost 76%. This was announced on Monday, December 21, by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
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“The planned indicators of procurement of modern samples due to the measures taken will allow to bring the level of modernity of the army and navy to 75.9% by the end of 2024,” he said at a meeting of the collegium of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
In addition, according to him, taking into account the current state contracts, the total number of built and modernized warships of the far sea zone will be 41 units.
Shoigu also stressed that the country’s armed forces will receive 94 aircraft and helicopters by 2025, including 22 fifth-generation Su-5 fighters.
In addition, during this meeting, Shoigu said that the intensity of American intelligence near Russian borders in 2020 increased by 15% compared to the previous year.
Earlier in the day, the American magazine The National Interest named the Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system as NATO’s main fear.
On December 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted during a large press conference that the arms race between the United States and the Russian Federation is and that American missile defense systems are not an obstacle to new Russian weapons.
In early November, the British edition of The Economist wrote that no country in the world is able to restore its military potential as quickly as Russia did.