Russia » Economics

KAMAZ to Re-Equip Russian Army's Vehicle Fleet - 7 March, 2003

KAMAZ's management have recently held a two-day series of meetings with a delegation from the Russian Defence Ministry. According to KAMAZ's press office, the meetings were devoted to issues regarding cooperation with the Defence Ministry over the development and production of lorries for the Russian armed forces. The ministry's delegation, which was headed by Colonel-General Sergei Maev, who is responsible for procuring vehicles, armoured vehicles and tanks, included over 40 generals and senior officers.

According to Maev, the Defence Ministry will undertake a fundamental renewal of the armed forces vehicle fleet over the next few years. The majority of vehicles - around 75,000 - are made by KAMAZ. 'New four-wheel drive vehicles, such as the Mustang, have become core vehicles for the armed forces,' said the colonel-general. This year the federal budget has allocated four times as much money to purchase new KAMAZ vehicles as last year. 'In the past KAMAZ used to supply the army with as many as 35,000 lorries a year,' said Maev. In 2002 KAMAZ produced 20,056 lorries. This year it plans to produce 25,000.

Comments
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Turkey and USA take their relationship to breaking point
Iran shows new ICBM that can evade radars
USA and Turkey: The elephant kicks the barking pug aside
Venezuela: Once again, interference from the USA in Latin America
Venezuelan President Maduro: USA fatally obsessed with Russia
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Russia's long-range Bastion system follows USS Carney in Black Sea waters
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Russia builds new robotic tank invulnerable to mines
Russia builds new robotic tank invulnerable to mines
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled
Turkey and USA take their relationship to breaking point
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?