No more 'patching up' old arms

MOSCOW – RUSSIA must stop ‘patching up’ old weapons and build new ones as it tries to adapt its armed forces to current threats, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday, Russian news agencies reported.

‘A fundamental task stands before us: to re-equip the army and navy with new weapons,’ state-owned RIA quoted President Medvedev as saying at celebration on the eve of Defenders of the Fatherland Day, a national holiday honoring the military.

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