Russia: new state armament program signed
Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has confirmed the signing of new state armament program (GPV) by President Vladimir Putin. "The case is that this is a secret decree issued by President, and I can add nothing. It has been signed," he concluded.
Mobile launcher unit of Topol ICBM Intercontinental ballistic missile at Army-2017 (Picture source: Army Recognition)
In 2017, it was reported that the development of nuclear deterrence assets would be the main priority of the new GPV. Special attention would also be paid to high-precision weapons, including air- and ground-based systems. The new program envisages allocation of RUB19 trillion (approximately $320 billion) for hardware deliveries.
The state armament program is a document of medium-term planning of the armed forces rearmament. It considers analysis and estimations of probable threats to Russia's national security. The development of GPV is orchestrated by the Ministry of Defense. It also involves other ministries, governmental bodies and defense enterprises in this process.
Mobile launcher unit of Topol ICBM Intercontinental ballistic missile at Army-2017 International Military Technical Forum near Moscow, Russia
(Picture source Army Recognition)