by VPK News
In mid-March at a meeting of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, answering questions from senators, Chief of Ground Forces Armed Forces, Colonel-General Alexander Postnikov gave a series of assessments and conclusions. On, in particular, called "headache" for the Armed Forces of the shortening of military service by conscription. At the same time the commander in chief said that his review in the coming years are planned.
"The new military equipment, which comes from factories in the army, the army does not satisfy the price and does not meet Western standards", - said Col. Gen. Alexander Postnikov. He noted that until 2020 the Army must be at least 70 percent of new weapons and military equipment, and only 30 percent - obsolete.