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Putin: the state armaments program must ensure the effective neutralization of external threats

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SOCHI, November 20. /TASS/. You must carefully verify all the plans in the formation of a new State armament programme (SAP), its key performance indicators should provide an effective neutralization of external threats. This task was set on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, opening the 10th series of meetings with the commanders of the troops and representatives of the defence industry.

“We are now completing the formation of a new state armaments programme, its implementation will largely determine the combat capability of arms and services for the coming decade and the long term, and need to carefully calibrate all our plans”, – Putin said .

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The head of state stressed that the Russian army and Navy should have the most modern weapons, military and special equipment, which “takes into account including the likely changes in strategy and tactics of armed struggle in the future,” and according to its specifications are at par or superior to their foreign counterparts. “If we want to be ahead if we want to win, we must be better, – said the President. – Key performance indicators programs must first and foremost ensure the security, strategic deterrence, and in the case of potential external threats, its effective neutralization”.

The head of state noted that the implementation of the state program of armaments will depend on the capabilities of defense enterprises, scientific research centers. According to him, is not only timely and to develop promising technologies and armaments that meet the requirements of the defense Ministry, but also to be ready without delays, disruptions, start in the series.

Putin called for special attention in the new state armaments program to be given to the timing of deliveries of military equipment with the construction of military infrastructure. He recalled that this issue has been raised repeatedly. In his opinion, it must ensure the proper application and storage of military equipment, as well as placement and training of personnel who will operate it.

Opening of the 10-th cycle of meetings with the senior staff of the Ministry of defence officials and defence industry representatives, Putin has noticed that such practice has proved its relevance. According to the head of state, the discussions were given about 360 orders of the President, the execution of which was on special control, which ultimately resulted in a clearer coordinate the work and tasks of development of the armed forces and defense industry, increase the responsibility of enterprises OPK for the implementation of the state defense order.

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