On April 17, 2015 President Putin commended the Russian defense industry’s performance in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015, and noted that new weapons and equipment are being delivered to the Armed Forces in a steady and regular fashion. Thus confirming reports of a military buildup of forces inside Russia.
Putin visited the NDCC before holding a meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, officers.
Colleagues, today, we will review the commissioning of military equipment in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015, and look at the defense industry’s performance and how well prepared the military units and the Defense Ministry were for commissioning new equipment.
The new procedure followed to commission equipment as part of long-term contracts over the course of the year has proven its effectiveness. The goods are being delivered in smooth and regular fashion and this allows the units to prepare for the deliveries on time and carry out the necessary training. It also makes for smoother work in the defense industry companies, which overall have demonstrated good pace and quality and keeping within the deadlines.
We see that the results for 2014 were entirely satisfactory: everything was delivered on time and met the quality demands. Of course, in practice, issues do come up, but I am sure that they will be settled rapidly.
Deliveries continued in the first quarter of 2015, including equipment for the Air Force, new motorboats, radar stations and armored vehicles. Let’s discuss this in more detail now.”
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