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Is Russia preparing for the next major war?

With Russia’s aggressive stance towards former Soviet states and maneuvers to project military and political power around the world, Putin’s handling of the rebuilding of the Russian military is a topic of constant discussion among defense experts and researchers.

The National Interest recently published an article on Russia’s current efforts to refocus spending on its ground forces. Russia’s previous “state armament plan” (covering years 2011-2020) focused the nation’s defense investments heavily in the Russian Navy.

Although Russia’s ground forces lag in areas such as net-centric warfare, Russia will be introducing several key ground combat vehicles into the force during the next eight years, including T-90 and T-14 Armata Tanks as well as new infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers. This new plan covers years 2018-2027.

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