Russia to prioritise military industry: Medvedev

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 19:42 hrs

Moscow: Russia will pay special attention to the development of aircraft construction and shipbuilding as well as radio-electronic, space and nuclear industries in the next few years, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday.

"The military-industrial complex will receive a serious impetus. It should become a source of technological innovation, both in the military and civilian sectors," Medvedev said at a government meeting.

"We should boost our research and development to build advanced specimens of armaments and military hardware and conduct technical retooling of enterprises so they can roll out competitive serial products," he said.

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