The Russian Armed Forces have received 24 ballistic missiles, 36 Tornado-G multiple-launch rocket systems, BMD-4M and BTR-MDM Rakushka armored vehicles, as well as several naval ships since the beginning of the year, the Russian Defense Ministry has reported.
"Sixty units of armored force armament and hardware, as well as 36 Tornado-G multiple-launch rocket systems have undergone maintenance and have been upgraded. The Airborne Troops have been provided with 24 BMD-4M and BTR-MDM Rakushka armored vehicles and 483 different parachute systems," the ministry said in a press release, seen by Interfax-AVN on Friday.
For its part, Russia's Navy has received the Yury Ivanov intelligence collection ship, the Yantar oceanographic ship, four Raptor patrol motorboats, two support vessels, eight radars intended for naval ships, and 40 torpedoes, the ministry said.
In the first quarter of the year, the Russian Land Forces were provided with 341 new vehicles, a Zoopark-1M artillery reconnaissance radar, more than 1,900 radio receivers in different modifications, as well as approximately 70,000 weapons and other kinds of military gear, it said.
Russia's Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN) are switching to advanced weapons and military hardware today well, the ministry said.
"In accordance with the schedule for putting the Yars stationary strategic missile system into service in the RVSN Kozelsk unit starting from March 24, the third stage of state-commissioned trials is currently under way with a focus on the system's command center, as well as its unified energy supply and automated protection systems. Different systems of this equipment are being adjusted by military unit specialists," the ministry said.
These figures were announced at Friday's session of the Russian National Defense Coordination Center, which accepted military hardware intended for the country's Armed Forces from producers. The meeting was chaired by Russian President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin.
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