The operation in Syria has allowed to detect and eliminate the shortcomings of Russian military equipment, said the Russian defense Minister, army General Sergei Shoigu at the opening of a Single day of acceptance of military products, reports “Interfax”. In General, the equipment in the conditions of the Syrian desert has shown its reliability and efficiency.
“In the course of the use of military equipment in the Syrian Arab Republic revealed a number of design and manufacturing flaws,” said the head of the defense Ministry. Shoigu noted that a Single day of acceptance will be considered what measures have been taken to improve the reliability of military equipment.
10 may the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with military leaders and the leadership of the UIC discussed the results of the action of Air and space forces (VKS) and the Navy (the Navy) during operation in Syria. He paid attention to the problems that emerged in the course of the operation. “For each area of concern should be conducted the most thorough investigation, mean a professional investigation, the most thorough analysis, and then action is taken to address these problems. This will allow to adjust the future direction of development and improvement of military equipment”, – he said.
“It is also clear that in recent years the Armed forces has been a marked change for the better has increased the quality and intensity of combat training, improved logistical support, and the level of contemporary images of weapons and equipment has reached 47,2%”, – quotes Putin RIA “Novosti”.
The President noted that three years ago the figure was around 30%. “So the pace is obvious and, in General, acceptable. I hope that at the end of this year will get 50 percent”, he added.
“It is important to consistently move forward to implement a large plan of works on equipping of the army and Navy with new equipment and weapons. And enhance the serviceability of existing samples to 92%”, – said Putin.
The military operation of the Russian Air and space forces (VKS) in Syria began on 30 September 2015. March 14 this year, Putin ordered to withdraw from Syria, the bulk of the Russian troops. However, some military equipment and a limited contingent of troops remained in the country to support Assad’s army in the fight against ISIS and other terrorist groups.
October 7, 2016, the state Duma ratified the agreement on the permanent deployment of Russian aviation on the territory of Syria, which was approved unanimously by all the 446 deputies present in the courtroom. On 14 October, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of agreement between Russia and Syria on the indefinite deployment of Russian air group in the Syrian territory.
As reports “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, the Federation Council Committee unanimously endorsed a law on ratification of the agreement. “Today, I have not the slightest doubt that we have the opportunity to support this decision,” said its head, Konstantin Kosachev ahead of the vote.
This step, as noted in the Russian Parliament, is seen as a response to the refusal of the United States from further negotiations with Russia on resolving the situation after the bombing of hospitals and civilian infrastructure, which the U.S. state Department called the war crimes in which the guilty Moscow and Aleppo.