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Russia Details 2012 Weapons Procurement

Russia on Tuesday said its armed forces in 2012 would finalize roughly 2,000 deals for acquiring nuclear missiles and other equipment, the Xinhua News Agency reported (see GSN, Jan. 5).

Moscow has already committed $2 billion for 30 nuclear-capable Topol-M and Yars ICBMs and other military systems, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said. Among the additional planned acquisitions are two space orbiters, 8,531 ground-based transport systems, 21 fighter aircraft and 82 helicopters, he said (see GSN, July 8, 2011; Xinhua News Agency, Jan. 24).

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