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Russia plans higher defence investment after 2024

13th May 2021 - 15:49 GMT | by Alex Tarasoff in Moscow

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Conceptual image of the PAK VTA super-heavy transport aircraft. (Source: Ilyushin)

A draft 2024-2033 State Armament Programme should be ready by September.

The Russian government is set to increase defence spending from the mid-2020s in the next State Armament Programme, although the prospects may not be as rosy as they seem.

Andrey Yelchaninov, first deputy chairman of the board of the Russian Military-Industrial Commission, said last month that Russia plans to allocate ...

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