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Russia plans 3 trillion rubles land modernisation

17th October 2013 - 14:50 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in Moscow

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The Russian Ministry of Defence plans to implement of an ambitious programme to renew up to 30% of its land forces arsenal by 2020.

In a report from Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to President Putin, the implementation of these plans is part of the existing State Programme of Rearmament which has a total cost of 20 trillion rubles ($666 billion).

Total volume of funds allocated to the modernisation of land forces is estimated at 3 trillion rubles and involves upgrading almost every branch of the Russian army.

According to the plans more than 750 pieces of equipment and weapons

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