Russia will spend $ 648.1 billion arms purchase focus on developing strategic nuclear forces
Data Figure: Russian land-based Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads
China news agency, Moscow, December 13 (Reporter Tian Bing) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the next 10 years the Russian government will spend 20 trillion rubles (Editor’s note: about $ 648.1 billion) arms procurement, to build a new modern army, and focus to consider strategic nuclear forces.
Vladimir Putin in Russia’s Arctic coast of the main manufacturing center in Severodvinsk ship at the 2011-2020 meeting of Russian weapons and equipment procurement plan, said the country plans to purchase weapons and equipment, 1300 (set ) weapons and technical equipment, the total cost of 20 trillion rubles. Which the government will allocate 4.7 trillion rubles (1 U.S. dollar equals 30.86 rubles) for the renewal of naval equipment, and expenditures in the first third of the next five years.
Putin also stressed that, from 2011 to 2020 the Russian weapons program should be a focus of strategic nuclear forces. He noted that in 2015, the Russian armed forces, the share of modern weapons and equipment should be increased to 30% by 2020 will have reached 70%. In this ambitious plan, we should focus on strategic nuclear forces, but also the development of advanced air defense systems, communications, control, detection equipment and the expansion of the 5th generation fighters and other modern military aircraft production to meet military needs.
June of this year, Putin, the Russian charge at a budget meeting that the Russian government last year ordered a substantial increase in the national military funding this year to reach an unprecedented 1.174 trillion rubles, of which 375 billion rubles for the purchase of a large number of new equipment. To this end, the Russian government on the military-industrial complex of a comprehensive investment and upgrading, and the company clearly improved military R & D requirements.
Mr Putin also visited the local shipyard is being tested fourth-generation strategic nuclear submarine of Russia, “Alexander ? Nevsky” was the “Borey” class submarines in 2004 started scheduled for December 2011 delivery of the Pacific Fleet. According to Russian media reports, the class submarines will be equipped with “Bulava” sea-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. According to the Russian plan, “Bulava” will become the core of E Haiji nuclear deterrent, and the “Topol-M” as the core of the land-based ballistic missile nuclear deterrent as well as space-based nuclear deterrent force to form a complete system of nuclear deterrence.