Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently held several meetings with high ranking military officials and industrialists to determine: “organisational and economic solutions on strengthening the Army, the Navy and the military-industrial complex” of Russia. The national media disclosed several details of these “working meetings”.

The Supreme Commander stated that recent military conflicts have shown the decisive role of various cruise missiles and guided munitions. He stated that the Russian Armed forces have been receiving Kh-101, CALIBER AND ISKANDER cruise and ballistic operational-tactical missiles, multiple launch rocket systems, as well as various guided aerial bombs.

The Russian leader mentioned that this weaponry is equal to or surpasses all foreign counterparts with some not having a rival in the world. The weapons have been combat tested in Syria to prove their characteristics.

The national leaders in the field of smart weaponry are Tactical Missile Corporation and High Precision Weapons Holding.

President Putin also paid special attention to military transport aviation developments. He noted that well-coordinated work and high readiness of the aircraft fleet largely determines the mobility of troops and the possibility of their rapid deployment over long distances.

The Russian President said that a number of the Antonov An-124 super-heavy transport aircraft have been maintained by using “domestic components”. In other words, the Ruslan serviceability has been maintained with no involvement from Ukrainian companies.

President Putin also mentioned that state tests of the Il-112V light transport aircraft are almost complete with two vehicles to be handled to the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) this year. He stated the production of IL-76 was resumed on a new technological basis. By the end of the year, five newly produced Il-76MD-90A aircraft are to enter service with the VKS.

Yury Laskin