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04.12.2018 (13:01)

Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu holds teleconference with leadership of Armed Forces

Today the National Centre for State Defence Control in Moscow hosted another teleconference of Defence Ministry chaired by the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

Starting work, the Minister of Defence recalled that on November 19 - 22, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin held a series of meetings in Sochi with the leadership of the Ministry of Defence and other departments, as well as leading enterprises of the defence industry complex.

Sergei Shoigu said that the Supreme Commander-in-Chief was informed about development of the Armed Forces, their ability to ensure military security of the state and resist the technologically advanced enemy.

Measures were considered to increase combat capabilities of troops amid growing arms race related to US plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

It was noted that the new state armament program until 2027 allows maintaining the necessary pace of rearmament of the armed forces.

The implementation of the state defence order was discussed at the meetings.­

In particular, preliminary results for the current year were summed up.

Emphasis was placed on development and supply of advanced weapons, military and special hardware.­

Transfer of advanced military technology­ to the civilian sector will enable innovative production of international standard.

First of all, this concerns products created to develop transport, communications and telecommunications, the fuel and energy complex, health care and other sectors of the economy.

The President held the final meeting at the ERA Military Innovation Technopolis in Anapa.

They discussed production and accumulation of missiles and ammunition in the state material reserve system, adaptation of defence industry to current economic conditions.­

Moreover, measures for accumulation of optimal material and technical resource stocks, organization of their safe storage and timely updating were also on the agenda.

The President looked over the technopolis sites and noted importance of work to create and introduce advanced developments and breakthrough technologies in the defence sector, as well as to develop staff capacity of science and innovation.

According to Sergei Shoigu, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief thanked everyone who took part in implementation of the large-scale project and wished the technopolis team successful work.

The Minister of Defence paid special attention to the winter period of training troops, which has started in the Armed Forces.

As Sergei Shoigu stressed, this was preceded by extensive preparatory work, during which more than 7,000 instructor-methodical and demonstrative classes were held, as well as measures to improve the educational and material base, preparation of weapons, military and special equipment.

Sergei Shoigu considered the upcoming 2019 as very eventful.

There are over 4,000 exercises of various scale planned as well as some 8,500 practical events of combat training.

The main focus will be placed on use of combat experience acquired in modern armed conflicts, and on training of commanders to effectively act in non-standard tasks.

"We will continue surprise combat readiness inspections. This form of control allows us to identify problematic issues that are not so noticeable in daily activities, ”the Minister of Defenсe emphasized.­

Also, the task is to organize high-quality training for the V International Army Games.

The Center strategic command post exercise, which is scheduled for September 2019,will be the final event of combat training.

Turning to thematic part of the meeting, the head of the military department suggested the session consider issues related to the manufacture of the Pion-NKS spacecraft as part of a special development work.

"This is a task of nationwide scale", Defence Minister stressed, adding that an updated schedule was approved in late October on satellite development and testing.

The CEO of the Berg Central Scientific Research Radiotechnical Institute made a report on the schedule.­

The next issue on the agenda concerned robotic systems for various purposes.

They also discussed implementation of State Defence Order to supply the Uran-6 Russian-made mobile robotic complex.

As the Minister of Defence explained, “this complex is primarily created to reduce the impact of hazardous factors on personnel when performing demining tasks”.

His prototypes successfully passed all trial stages, tested during exercises and military operations in the Syrian Arab Republic.

The attendees of the teleconference discussed supply plan for the Uran-6 vehicles.

The mandatory topic of the meetings is interaction of the Ministry of Defence with regional administrations in addressing social problems of servicemen and their families, as well as issues related to the development of the multi-party movement, construction and arrangement of Patriot Park branches.

This time the session was attended by leadership representatives of the Republic of Tatarstan, Primorsky Krai and Smolensk region.

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