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Russia establishes precision weapons cluster

23rd May 2014 - 09:36 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg


The Russian government plans to invest up to 10 billion rubles ($300 million) in the establishment of a cluster for the production of precision weapons.

The order came from President Vladimir Putin during a recent meeting of the national Security Council after a proposal from the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

According to an MoD official, the number of high-precision weapons in the Russian Air Force alone will be increased by a factor of as much as 18 by 2020.

Established at the Moscow Pulsar plant, one of Russia’s largest enterprises in the field of radio-electronics, the new cluster will

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Eugene Gerden


Eugene Gerden

Eugene Gerden is a Shephard correspondent based in St Petersburg.

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