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MOSCOW, July 16. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has held on Thursday the single day of acceptance of military products. The country’s Land Forces and Airborne Forces have received 4,500 pieces of military equipment.
According to the Defense Ministry, the overall share of modern equipment and weapons systems in the Russian Armed Forces has increased. "At the moment, this figure ranges from 30.5% to 70.7%. Thus, the advanced equipment supply criterion of 30% for 2015 defined by the ‘May decrees’ of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief has been complied with," the ministry materials say.
"In the second quarter of 2015, the Land Forces and Airborne Forces have received more than 4,500 main weapons and military equipment pieces," according to the documents. "The Air Force units have received 7 new warplanes and 6 helicopters. The Stary Oskol class submarine of Project 636.3 has been delivered to the Navy."
In addition, according to the materials, two launches of space rockets have been carried out in the interests of the Aerospace Defense Forces over the past quarter. "The Soyuz 2-1 class carrier rockers orbited 2 military spacecraft on June 5 and June 23," the ministry documents say.
The Defense Ministry says the implementation of the 2015 state defense order assignments and the planned budget provision for defense procurement in the coming years will ensure the prescribed pace of re-equipment of the Armed Forces with modern weapons and special military equipment.