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    The Russian Armed Forces will receive the Veliky Novgorod diesel-electric submarine, two Buk and six Pantsir-S air defense systems in November, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the minister, the Russian Navy is expected to receive in November the Veliky Novgorod  diesel-electric submarine of the Project 636 that was built at the St. Petersburg Shipyard.

    "The Land Force and Aerospace Forces are expected to receive Buk-M2, Buk-M3 medium range missile systems and six Pantsir-S weapon systems, which have already undergone acceptance delivery tests," Shoigu said during the state acceptance of military production day.

    The Pantsir-S (SA-22 Greyhound) is a Russian short-to-medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system, which first entered service in 2012 and will gradually replace the Tunguska self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon.

    Russia is currently carrying out a large-scale rearmament program, announced in 2010, to achieve a 70-percent modernization of its military hardware by 2020.


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