19:12 GMT26 September 2020
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    KUBINKA, Russia (Sputnik) - The Russian Defence Ministry is planning to sign 39 contracts worth a total of 1.2 trillion rubles ($15.5 billion) at the Army-2020 military forum, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday.

    "We are expecting to sign 39 contracts, and the total will be almost 1.160 trillion rubles," Shoigu said as aired on Zvezda broadcaster.

    The forum held in a Moscow suburb of Kubinka began on Sunday and will last through Saturday.

    The sixth international defence industry forum ARMY-2020, organized by the Russian Defence Ministry, will open in the Moscow Region on Sunday and present state-of-the-art weaponry and military hardware.

    Russia has hosted the international defence industry event annually since 2015. This year's edition began on Sunday and will end on 5 September.

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