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    The Russian Armed Forces have received five planes, 15 helicopters and a frigate since the beginning of 2016, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The armed forces also received a Nebo-U radar station, a Tor-M2U air defense missile system, 54 artillery pieces and 22 armored vehicles.

    "The defense industry enterprises delivered an Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate, five planes and 15 helicopters [to the military]," Borisov told President Vladimir Putin during the state acceptance of the military production.

    Russia is currently implementing a large-scale rearmament program to modernize 70-percent of its military hardware by 2020. The total modernization program cost is estimated to reach about 20 trillion rubles (some $284 billion at current exchange rates).


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