Russia signs arms procurement deals

1 September 2011 (Last Updated September 1st, 2011 18:30)

Russia has signed all deals under an ambitious weapons procurement programme for 2011, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. In July, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev criticised the delay in signing the contracts. The $730bn procurement programme will be supervised b

Russia has signed all deals under an ambitious weapons procurement programme for 2011, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said.

In July, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev criticised the delay in signing the contracts.

The $730bn procurement programme will be supervised by the newly appointed deputy defence minister, Alexander Sukhorukov, through to 2020.