Rapid Fire: 2010-07-20

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by Athena, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Athena

    Athena Regular Member

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    The Russian Defense Ministry plans to spend 20 trillion rubles ($656 billion) on its 2011-2020 state arms procurement program, which includes purchases of 1,000 helicopters, 20 An-124 Ruslan transport planes, and 70 T-50 fighter jets. Flexing Muscle: The USS George Washington [CVN-73] heads to Pusan in preparation for joint US-South Korean naval exercises. A report [...]

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  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Thats pretty funny, RuMoD spending for procurement, R&D, and maintenance is $12 billion a year. It would take 55 years to reach that level of spending at current rates.

    So do they plan to increase the budget by 550%? [​IMG]
     

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