TSAMTO, June 10. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko visited the Smolino test site in the Nizhny Novgorod Region during a working trip, where he checked the progress of the state defense order.
He got acquainted with the Ka-52M attack helicopter with a new complex of radio-controlled weapons. Alexey Krivoruchko was also shown a new self-propelled mortar "Drok"in action.
In addition, the servicemen at the training ground demonstrated firing at various ranges from new artillery systems: self-propelled guns "Magnolia", "Mallow", "Phlox", "Lotus"and self-propelled anti-tank gun "Octopus". The gunners fired at stationary and moving targets.
"The developed equipment generally meets modern requirements and is expected in the troops in the near future. The presented samples exceed the existing samples in a number of basic tactical and technical characteristics, " the Deputy Defense Minister said after the demonstration.
Alexey Krivoruchko also held a meeting with representatives of the military-industrial complex and the leadership of the military department. It discussed the organization and control of R & D on new models of weapons for the Ground Forces, Airborne Troops and Marines, according to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.