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30.06.2020 (15:00)

Russian Defence Minister carried out teleconference with leadership of Armed Forces

Today, the National Centre for State Defence Control of the Russian Federation, under the leadership of the head of the military Department, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, held a teleconference with the leadership of the Armed Forces.

Starting the work, the Minister of Defence emphasized that the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection, in general, did not significantly affect the Armed Forces

The Head of the Defence Ministry briefly focused on the main points.

Rearmament of the Army and Navy is continued.

Since the beginning of this year, 776 basic models of the latest and modernized weapons, including 58 aircraft and helicopters, over 140 armored combat vehicles and 510 multi-purpose vehicles, have entered the troops. Strategic missile submarine Knyaz Vladimir and two support vessels were accepted into the combat service of the Navy.

During the winter training period, over 1,200 military training activities were held.

The presence of the Armed Forces in strategically important regions of the world is ensured.

In the first half of the year, long-range aircraft performed 9 flights on air patrols.

The ships of the Navy continue to carry out military service in the operationally important areas of the oceans.

Currently, there are 33 warships and support vessels at sea, including 22 in the far sea zone.

The base system of the Armed Forces is being developed.

In the first half of the year, 1,680 buildings and structures were erected by Military Construction Complex, including 20 multifunctional medical centres, which allow providing medical care to two thousand patients with coronavirus infection.

On June 1, the summer period of training has begun.

During it, it was planned to carry out more than fifteen and a half thousand various activities of military trainings.

The main focus will be on preparing for the Caucasus 2020 strategic command post exercise.

There is a draft campaign without failures.

The planned progressive development of the Armed Forces and an increase in the level of their qualitative condition will continue in the second half of the year.

The head of the military department spoke in detail about the Main Naval Parade, which will take place on July 26 in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt.

It is planned to involve 46 ships, boats and submarines, 42 aircraft and more than four thousand servicemen.­

Naval parades will be held at the main bases of the fleets and flotilla - in Severomorsk, Baltiysk, Sevastopol, Vladivostok, Kaspiysk - and the Syrian port of Tartous.­­

In total, about two hundred warships of various classes, over a hundred pieces of military equipment, up to 80 aircraft and about 15 thousand military personnel will be involved in the celebrations.

In the thematic part of the conference call, the question was considered regarding the implementation of the experimental design work of Liana regarding the subsystem Pion-NKS.

The Ministry of Defence continues to develop an orbital constellation of military spacecraft.

The solution to this problem depends on the successful activities of developers and manufacturers of space rocket technology.

Problematic issues, including the timing of the creation and launch of the Pion-NKS spacecraft, were repeatedly considered at teleconference.

In November last year, a schedule for completing the manufacture of this unit was even approved.

During the teleconference by videoconference, officials from all military districts and from the Northern Fleet, as well as from the Syrian Arab Republic, heard reports on the results of work in various areas.

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