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We Need Wonders at a Reasonable Price: How Sound is Russia's Current Military-Industrial Policy?

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Russia’s defense-industrial policy (OPK) has recently been brought back into focus by the announcement of a new stage of army reform, which has the objective of raising the level of new equipment in Russia’s deployed weapons arsenal to as much as 70 percent by 2020. The government has pledged an impressive 19 trillion rubles (approximately $683 billion) over the next 10 years for the purchase of these armaments. When signed, a newly redrawn Armaments State Program, GPV-2020, will set the content and schedule of deliveries. The program will be backed by a series of issue-specific investment programs that will scoop up another one trillion rubles (about 100 billion rubles a year) for the technological re-armament‖ of the industry itself. [...]

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