Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Putin Pledges Biggest Military Buildup Since Cold War

Russia needs to launch a major military buildup to prepare for life in a dangerous world where international law is breaking down, the West feels free to intervene in sovereign countries, and rivals could invade Russia to seize its rich trove of natural resources, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has warned.

Putin pledges major re-armament plan for Russian Armed Forces
The $ 72 Billion Putin Plan, over the next decade includes:
400 new intercontinental ballistic missiles
2,300 late-generation tanks
600 modern combat aircraft – including at least 100 military-purpose space planes
Eight nuclear ballistic missile submarines, 50 surface warships
A whole new inventory of artillery, air defense systems, and about 17,000 new military vehicles.

Read details: Business Insider 


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