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04.03.2021 (12:52)

Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu holds 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.

The head of the military department proposed to discuss the situation with coronavirus infection in the Armed Forces.

According to Sergei Shoigu, less than 400 servicemen are now being hospitalized in military medical organizations. All medical facilities of the Ministry of Defenсe operate as usual. Mass vaccination of personnel continues. To date, more than 360 thousand military personnel have been vaccinated.

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At the beginning of the thematic part of the tele-conference, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu proposed to consider the progress of state assignments by the United Shipbuilding Corporation, which is engaged in the construction and modernization of ships and vessels in the interests of the Navy.

“Despite the difficult epidemic situation, two submarines were commissioned into the Navy last year, including the nuclear strategic cruiser Knyaz Vladimir, seven surface ships and vessels. The factory overhaul of two warships and one vessel has been completed, - the Minister of Defence said. - The service maintenance of the Navy ships was carried out almost in full, which made it possible to solve the assigned tasks in all regions of the World Ocean.

This year, the United Shipbuilding Corporation, according to Sergei Shoigu, will continue to work on the creation of modern submarines and ships, including the far sea zone.

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Further, the issue of the implementation of the experimental design work of the "Armata" was brought up for discussion. Combat vehicles created on its basis occupy leading positions in the respective ratings.

Currently, state tests of prototypes are underway.

“In 2022, it is planned to supply the troops with a pilot industrial batch of T-14 tanks, T-15 infantry fighting vehicles and T-16 armored recovery vehicles,” the head of the military department said.

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