MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Next year will see Russia carrying out a wide range of activities in the military sphere, including the drills, signing exports agreements with other countries, military exhibitions and the continuation of the anti-terrorist operation in the Middle East. Creation and commission of advanced weapons is also expected to take place in Russia next year. Designing new kinds of weapons, military and special equipment for the Russian Armed Forces will continue in 2017 as well as their procurement for the Russian Land Force, Aerospace Forces and the Navy. Thus, the T-50 aircraft (the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation — PAK FA) will enter service in the Russian Aerospace Forces; a multi-purpose nuclear-powered submarine of the modernized Yasen project will be laid down for the Navy, finishing the seven-submarine Project 885. Russia will also start the construction of a series of six Project 636.3 Varshavyanka-type diesel submarines armed with Kalibr cruise missiles for the Pacific Fleet. SYRIAN CAMPAIGN TO BE CONTINUED The fight against terrorists in Syria that started in 2015 will be continued by the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces with its base in Hmeymim, and the permanent naval group of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, which actually needs a full-scale base in the region. Moscow’s military support contributed to preservation of Syria’s statehood, helped Damascus to achieve significant success in its anti-terrorist fight, to launch an offensive in a number of directions and to liberate a… Read full this story
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