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Russian army re-equipment target 17% exceeded — Federation Council member

December 16, 2015, 17:57 UTC+3 MOSCOW
In terms of fulfilment of the state defense order and Armed Forces’ re-equipment target set in 2005, the target has been 17% exceeded by means of creating more weapons samples, the lawmaker says
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MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. The Russian Armed Forces’ rearmament target has been 17% exceeded, first deputy head of the defense and security committee of the Federation Council upper house of parliament Frants Klintsevich told reporters on Wednesday with reference to Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

"In terms of fulfilment of the state defense order and Armed Forces’ re-equipment target that had been set in 2005, the target has been 17% exceeded by means of creating more weapons samples," Klintesvich told reporters after a Q&A session of the government at the State Duma lower house. He referred to the data provided by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

According to the parliamentarian, "many classified figures were cited during the meeting, the data on which armament samples have been made operational and regarding the Armed Forces’ condition from the viewpoint of the quality parameters, the ratio of the modernised and new equipment."

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