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Russia's Army Will Get Some 5,000 New Pieces of Military Hardware by 2020

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Russian Land Forces' commander added that the army is expecting to receive the first brigade-size shipment of new Buk-M3 medium-range air defense systems in 2016.

Self-propelled artillery gun 2S35 on the Armata Coalition-SV platform, displayed at the Russia Arms Expo. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Land Forces will receive more than 5,000 pieces of new military hardware by 2020, Russian Land Forces' commander Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov said Tuesday.

"More than 5 thousands of new and some 6 thousands of modernized combat vehicles and pieces of military hardware and also some 14 thousands of modern automotive vehicles are planned to be procured [for Land Forces] by 2020," Salyukov said.

Russia is planning to modernize up to 70 percent of its military hardware by 2020. Total modernization program cost is estimated to reach about 20 trillion rubles (some $274 billion at current exchange rates).

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