Before the leadership of the Defense Ministry is the task — to raise the percentage of new military equipment to 62%. This was stated by the Russian President Vladimir Putin on 16 May during the meeting with representatives of the ministry. «I ask the leadership of the Ministry of Defense and representatives of the industry to focus on this indicator,» the head of state said. In 2016, it was possible to upgrade the fleet of vehicles to 58%. The troops received over 5,600 units of current weapons, and about 3,000 were repaired or improved. «The achieved indicators are the result of effective and harmonious work of all participants in the planning, deployment and execution of the state defense order,» Putin stated, making the reservation that many uneasy moments still remain. He added that the military experience from Syria, the expansion into the Arctic became a new challenge for the army — it will find a trace in the new state program of armaments, the development of which is already underway.
Putin ordered to bring the level of modern weapons in the RF Armed Forces to 62% in 2017
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