SOCHI, November 15 - RIA Novosti. Since the beginning of the year in the Russian armed forces received more than 5.5 thousand units of equipment, including 190 aircraft and helicopters, a multi-purpose submarine, more than 750 tanks and armored vehicles, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, opening up a series of meetings with the leadership of the Ministry of Defense and defense industry.
"The troops received more than 5500 units of armaments and military equipment. This includes more than 60 new and 130 upgraded aircraft and helicopters, attack submarines, 60 anti-aircraft missiles, missile systems and complexes, 55 radar stations, 310 new and 460 modernized tanks and armored vehicles in total this year, the planned volume of supply of new and repair 5700 units of major weapons and military hardware, and we expect that they will be handed over to the troops on schedule " Putin said.
Drawing attention to the meeting, Supreme Commander emphasized that it is important to reinforce the positive groundwork achieved in recent years, to continue to clearly and consistently communicate in the formation and implementation of the state defense order assignments.
"Such a challenge facing the Ministry of Defence and all the enterprises of the military-industrial complex Secondly, it is necessary to strengthen state control over the efficient spending of the prime contractor and subcontractors of budgetary funds allocated to the state defense order.", - Putin said.
The head of state instructed to strictly observe the performance discipline in the performance of state defense order. "Discipline must be primarily financial discipline at a high level", - he stressed.