Russian army received over 10,000 military hardware items in 5 years

Russia’s Army has received more than 10,000 items of military and special hardware under the state armament program, the Defense Ministry’s press office quoted Army Commander-in-Chief Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov as saying.

Russian army received over 10000 military hardware items in 5 years
Tornado-G, the last MLRS development in the line of the famous "Stalin Organs" of World War 2, then mounted on U.S. GMC or Chevrolet truck chassis (Picture source: Army Recognition)

In the past five years, the proportion of advanced military hardware has grown by almost three times from 15 percent to 44.7 percent.

As of today, the Army is fully equipped with all required weapon systems. "The purchase of brigade sets of Iskander (NATO name: SS-26 Stone) tactical ballistic missile systems, brigade and battalion sets of S-300V4 (SA-10 Grumble), Buk-M3 (SA-17 Grizzly) and Tor-M2 (SA-15 Gauntlet) air defense missile systems and battalion sets of other weapons has proved to be effective," the commander said. "This approach allows forming units and formations able to start fulfilling missions assigned to them as quickly as possible," he added.

According to Salyukov, the Army continues to receive advanced 2S19M2 Msta-SM self-propelled artillery systems fully integrated in the joint tactical command and control system and upgraded Tornado-G medium-caliber multiple launch rocket systems fitted with automated guidance.