In this Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 file photo, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shougu speaks during a meeting with senior military officials in Moscow, Russia. (Balashova Olga/Defence Ministry Pool Photo via AP)
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The Russian military received a sweeping array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the wide-ranging military modernization will continue this year, the defense minister said Wednesday. Minister Sergei Shoigu told lawmakers the air force will receive 170 new aircraft, the army will receive 905 tanks and other armored vehicles while the navy will receive 17 new ships this year.This year, three regiments of Russia's strategic nuclear forces will receive new intercontinental ballistic missiles, Shoigu said.As part of President Vladimir Putin's military reforms, the armed forces have received new weapons and now engage in regular large-scale drills.
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