More than one hundred forty thousand troops, more than two thousand units of weapons and military equipment, one hundred forty-nine aircraft as well as ships and submarines of the Navy will be involved in the festive events on may 9 across the country. On Tuesday said on a conference call, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
As said Shoigu, the defense Ministry received large number of applications from the heads of constituent entities of the Russian Federation with the request to assist in the celebration of 9 May. “We went to meet all”, – said the Minister.
As a result, in commemoration of the 72th anniversary of the victory of the personnel of the Armed Forces will take part in the celebrations, which will be held in more than hundred cities of the country. In 28 of them will be military parades.
According to Shoigu, on the red square this year as part of the mechanized columns will be the latest technology of the air defense forces – “tor-М2ДТ” and zrpk “Carapace-SA”. These systems are designed for use in the far North and able to perform tasks in difficult climatic conditions. Also in the main parade will take part the representatives of all-Russian youth military-Patriotic public movement “UNAME”.
Also at the meeting, Shoigu instructed the commander in chief of the Armed Forces, the commander of the military districts and branches of the military as soon as possible to organize work on implementation of the adopted April 21, the Federal law that allows citizens with secondary vocational education to undergo military service under the contract instead of compulsory military service. Previously, this right was granted only to persons with higher education.
“We want the troops came people motivated and having the need for the Armed Forces civilian profession. To date, 67% of those who entered the military service under the contract, have higher or secondary professional education”, – said the Minister.
“In the framework of the ROC it is planned to create two aircraft – flying laboratory and a prototype of a multifunctional aviation complex of AEW and guidance”, – said Shoigu.
This complex will be able to quickly build up the radar field at a predetermined operating direction. Its development is the advent of new classes of targets, including aircraft, tactical aircraft of the new generation.
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