Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rogozin wants Russian army to be armed to the teeth

February 9, 2012 (Interfax-Ukraine)

Novosibirsk - The Russian Armed Forces should be supplied with the necessary amount of weaponry and military hardware to guarantee national security, including strategic security, Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin believes. "We need to develop a compact, mighty, fearsome army armed to the teeth and strategic forces that will be a guarantee of our security," he said at a Wednesday meeting with the heads of defense industry plants in Novosibirsk. He also spoke of the need to establish a single system of enterprises working for air and space defense.

"Russia has several corporations working in the sphere of air and space defense. They cannot be knitted into a single concern. But an integral system must be made. An integrator should be developed for air and space defense," he said.

"We are interested in combining the defense industry, research and customer," Rogozin concluded.