Russia: Putin Vows To Further Strengthen Armed Forces

Russia: Putin Vows To Further Strengthen Armed Forces
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Russia is aggressively modernizing its military as tensions with NATO continue to escalate. It is developing state-of-the-art military hardware from Armata main battle tanks to Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fifth-generation fighter jets to intercontinental ballistic missiles. Moscow aims to spend $400 billion over the next five years to modernize its armed forces.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the country will further strengthen its armed forces. Putin said at a ceremony appointing senior officers that his top priorities were the greater intensity and better quality of combat training, and the introduction of advanced control systems. He hailed Russian army and navy as “reliable safeguards” of the country’s sovereignty, reports TASS news agency. Putin said a strong Russia would ensure global and regional security.

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