The Military Department of the Russian Ministry of Defence has announced that it concluded 41 contracts valued at over 1.16 trillion Rubles (more than US $13 billion) during the VI International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2020. This number sets a new record for the value of deals sealed at the Forum since its beginning in 2015.
“Today, 17 [contracts] (signed in advance) have been handed over and 24 government contracts have been signed with 30 enterprises of the military-industrial complex worth more than 1.16 trillion rubles,” said Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko as the Ministry's official channel Zvezda reports.
According to these deals, the Russian Army will receive more than 500 new types of equipment and over 80 thousand missiles and ammunition. Furthermore, the contacts includes the modernization of more than 100 weapons, including the s overhaul of more than fifty T-80BV tanks, modernization to T-80BVM.
Among the purchases for the Aerospace Forces - contracts for Su-35S and Su-30SM2 fighters, Su-34 bombers, Yak-130 combat trainers and DA-42T trainers, Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft. For the first time new light Il-112V was ordered.
As for Navy contracts, some of the concluded weals were the construction of frigates of project 22350 and corvettes of projects 20380 and 20385. Another project is 677 submarine and one project is the 636.3 diesel-electric submarine have been ordered by the Admiralty Shipyards. The Ministry of Defense signed a contract with the Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center for the repair and modernization of Project 971 multipurpose nuclear submarines.
Other contracts for the Navy included the development of a universal helicopter for warships. The Ministry of Defense wants to get a new vehicle capable of not only carrying cargo and passengers, but also performing anti-submarine, search and rescue and combat missions. The new machine should replace the current Ka-27 and Ka-29 helicopters, Izvestia writes.