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    Russian military had received 38 intercontinental ballistic missiles, over 250 aircraft, some 280 armored vehicles and over 5,000 wheeled vehicles in 2014, chief of the General Staff said.

    MOSCOW, December 10 (Sputnik) — The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to purchase up to 100 combat planes, over 120 helicopters, up to 30 naval vessels and some 600 armored vehicles annually in the next five years, Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov said Wednesday.

    "By the end of the state rearmament program in 2021 the share of modern weaponry in the Armed Forces will be within the range of 70-100 percent," Gerasimov said at a meeting with foreign military attaches in Moscow.

    Gerasimov said that Russian military had received 38 intercontinental ballistic missiles, over 250 aircraft, some 280 armored vehicles and over 5,000 wheeled vehicles in 2014.

    The army chief added that four air defense regiments had been rearmed with advanced air defense systems and two missile brigades had been armed with Iskander-M ballistic missiles.

    According to Gerasimov, the Russian navy commissioned the Yasen-class Severodvinsk nuclear attack submarine, the Varshavyanka-class Novorossiysk diesel-electric submarine, two Buyan-class corvettes, as well as three amphibious assault boats and a patrol boat.

    According to Gerasimov, the Russian navy commissioned the Yasen-class Severodvinsk nuclear attack submarine, the Varshavyanka-class Novorossiysk diesel-electric submarine, two Buyan-class corvettes, as well as three amphibious assault boats and a patrol Russia is currently implementing an ambitious 20 trillion ruble (about $368 billion at the current exchange rate) rearmament program, planned to be finished by 2020. The program is part of the large-scale 2008 military reform, which also envisions a significant downsizing of the armed forces, a reduction of the number of conscripts and an increase in the number of professional soldiers.boat.

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