posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 01:16 PM
This morning, the Xinhua News Agency and RIA Novosti bothcited reports from the Russian business daily Vedomosti that the Russian government plans
large increases in defense spending by 2013. According to RIA Novosti, Russian defense spending will increase by 60 percent, to more than 2 trillion
rubles ($66.3 [billion]) by 2013 from 1.264 trillion ($42 [billion]) in 2010. The spending will be spread out over three years. The largest increase
will occur in 2013, when the budget is expected to jump by 500 billion rubles ($16.6 billion). According to RIA Novosti Konstantin Makiyenko from
the Russian Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) told the paper that the government is likely to spend more on the Navy, as well
as the aviation and space industries. The Russians have planned expensive modernizations in these sectors. and are reported to have allocated
funding for a variety of new naval vessels and aircraft. In the naval arena, the increased funds will go towards a whole scale modernization of
Russia’s aging submarine and Black Sea fleets, including new Yasen and Borei class submarines, Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles, three
new Talwar class frigates, three Improved Kilo class subs and up to four Mistral class amphibious assault ships. The Russian government plans to
purchase two of the Mistral class amphibious assault ships/helicopter carriers from France and acquire the license to build two more of the vessels
domestically. While the announcement of the Mistral class purchases is not new, they will likely continue to provoke worries in the United States and
in NATO. When details of the specific purchase emerged earlier this month, the BBC explained that
From Center for Strategic and International Studies
Is Russia preparing for War , with so many military upgrades especially aircraft and there President making comments to the nation about
Russia reserving the right to back out of several current Arms treaties with the US It certainly Looks like they are at the very Least making a solid
stand that they are not pleased with the Wests actions in the Middle East and Near Russia’s Borders over the past few years .Also for the Russian
President to state to the Russian People that the are putting there Early Defense Radar Systems on Combat Alert . Add that to the large amount Of
Modern Air Craft that the Russians have been and are continuing at purchase and build , in very high numbers ..
Russia planning to spend 80 billion rubles ($2.65 billion) on 60 Su-family fighter jets starting 2010, and buy 26 MiG-29K Fulcrum-D carrier-based
fighter jets, with the expected contract estimated at about 25 billion rubles (more than $828 million), a military aircraft plant manager told the
paper. The plans also include the purchase of 32 Su-34 Flanker fighter bombers under the 2008 contract (a single plane then cost more than 1.1 billion
rubles ($36.4 million), he said.
Quoted from CSIS
Also they are buying a large quanity of The Su-35S that are Russia’s advanced “Generation 4++” fighter.Along with several other Modern aircraft
that are meant to stand agianst are F-22s
Su-35S fighter The Russian Air Force will take delivery of about 90 new or modernized fixed and rotary wing aircraft in 2012, a Defense Ministry
spokesman said on Tuesday. The Air Force will receive up to 10 Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers, about 10 Su-25SM Frogfoot attack fighters, and an
unspecified number of Su-35S Flanker-E multirole fighters, Col. Vladimir Drik said. The Su-35S is Russia’s advanced “Generation 4++” fighter.
New acquisitions will also include over 20 attack helicopters, such as the Mi-28N Night Hunter and the Ka-52 Alligator, as well as “highly
modernized” Mi-35 Hind helicopters. The Air Force will also receive about 30 Mi-8 transport and five Mi-26T heavy lift helicopters.
The Su-35S is Russia’s advanced “Generation 4++” fighter.
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