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MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. Russia’s state arms procurement program for the years 2018-2025 is planned to be approved in July 2017. Spending is not expected to be curtailed but the focus will be given to high technologies, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told TASS on Thursday.
"When we approve it, [the scope of the state program] will be made public - next June," Rogozin said.
When asked if the program’s spending will be cut, Rogozin said, "I do not think so. It will concentrate on other things, with the accent on high technologies."
Earlier, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov has said the new 2025 State Arms Procurement Program implies the development and fielding of next-generation precision-guided weapons. The supreme commander-in-chief had set a task to the defense sector to uphold comprehensive modernization, introduce state-of-the-art military hardware and create cutting-edge weaponry to ensure the advantage over any adversary.
According to Borisov, this is facilitated by sophisticated sensors providing reliable information round the clock and in any weather and by up-to-date communications gear designed to convey information to decision-makers in real time. "[The sophisticated equipment also includes] computers efficient enough for processing and making a decision, and ‘launch-and-leave’ precision-guided weapons," Borisov concluded.