Defense News - Russia
|Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 09:11 AM|
|Russia will renounce the purchase of foreign armored vehicles as soon as possible.|
Russia will renounce to buy foreign armored vehicles as soon as possible, said Tuesday, February 28, 2012, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
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"I think we will renounce soon as possible the purchase of foreign armoured vehicles» said M.Rogozine during a meeting in the Duma (lower house of Russian parliament) with the Russian deputies.
Dmitry Rogozin said "the Russian Ministry of Defense regularly criticizes the low level of security of armored products in Russia". Domestic producers take into account such complaints and improve the vehicles which are produced in the country, he said.
The NATO countries are very careful to use vehicles that provide a high level of protection to ensure the survival of the crews and soldiers against new threats such as IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices).