Report: Russia plans to buy 200 aircraft, 30 ships per year

The Russian Defence Ministry will buy roughly 200 aircraft and about 30 ships annually, state-owned news agency TASS reported on 14 December citing Russian chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov.

“There are plans for purchasing an annual 70-100 planes and more than 120 helicopters and up to 30 surface ships, submarines and special and auxiliary ships, and 600 armoured vehicles a year,” Gerasimov said, speaking to foreign military attaches, according to TASS.


Russia is in the midst of a large effort to recapitalise its defence systems as well as modernise its industry to more effectively compete in the global defence marketplace.

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