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Cruise missiles number increases by 30 times over six years, - Russia's Defence Ministry

Russian military forces departmental newspaper published an article about the accomplishments of the Russian army
11:18, 6 November 2018

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Over the past six years, the number of cruise missiles the Russian army has increased by 30 times. While the amount of the carriers of land, sea and air basing rose by more than 12 times, as Russian military forces departmental newspaper Red Star reported.

In particular, mass-produced supplies of 9K720 Iskander, a mobile short-range ballistic missile system, surface ships and submarines with Club-S defence system are underway.

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The article dedicated to the 6th anniversary of Sergei Shoigu, Russia’s Minister of Defence, time in office, that sue to the modernization of the Russian army, the emphasis was placed on re-equipment of the troops with brand new systems and complexes.  

The percentage of modern weapons and military equipment of the strategic nuclear forces increased from 31% to 81%.

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Borei, nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, are now supplied to the Russian Marine strategic nuclear forces.

The airborne component of the Strategic nuclear forces is being enhanced due to the modernization of Tu-160 and Tu-95 wing heavy strategic bombers, the output recovery of Tu-160M aircrafts.

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The representatives of Russia’s Defence Ministry stated that since 2013 Russian military aircraft receives over 200 modern aircrafts annually, including Su-30, Su-35, Su-34, MiG-31, Ka-52 combat helicopters and Mi-28.

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