Report on results on the Russian Defence Ministry activities for 2015
Qulity building-up of the Russian Armed Forces
Quality condition of the Russian Armed Forces has been improved.

The staffing level has reached 92%, the number of contract servicemen has been increased by 10% this year and reached 352 thousand people.

This is the first time when the number of contract servicemen has exceeded the number of conscripts.

The number of contract servicemen is to reach 384 thousand servicemen next year.
The number of contract servicemen has exceeded the number of conscripts
Стратегические ядерные силы поддерживались на уровне, позволяющем гарантированно решать задачи ядерного сдерживания
Strategic Nuclear Forces have been kept in readiness for guaranteed performance of tasks of nuclear deterrence.

More than 95% of the Strategic Missile Forces' launching systems are in constant combat readiness.

Six missile regiments equipped with Yars stationary and mobile missile systems, have been put on combat duty.

The Ground Strategic Nuclear Forces have been equipped with modern armament samples by 51%.

This year, the Strategic Nuclear Air Force has been equipped with 10 modernized aircraft, including 2 Tu-160, 3 Tu-95MS, and 5 Tu-22M3.
Combat capabilities of the naval strategic nuclear forces have been raised.

Two strategic missile submarine Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh has formed part of the forces of constant combat readiness.

The naval strategic nuclear forces have been reequipped with modern armament samples by 56%.

In total, the Russian Armed Forces have been fitted with 35 new ballistic missiles, that allowed to equip the nuclear triad with modern armament by 55%.

On August 1, 2015, the Aerospace Forces were established on the basis of the Air Force and the Aerospace Defence Forces.
General purpose forces have reached the higher level of quality
Necessary structure changings have already been conducted.

All the forces and means of this branch of the Russian Armed Forces have been concentrated in the unified control system for task performance in the aerospace field.

According to the State Defence Order 2015, the Aerospace Forces have been equipped with 243 modern aircraft, 90 air defence missile systems and complexes, 208 radar stations.

In total, the Aerospace Forces have been fitted with modern armament by 52%.
General purpose forces have reached the higher level of quality.

This year, the Land Forces have received two brigade missile complexes Iskander-M, 1172 tanks and other armored vehicles, 148 missile and artillery systems, 2292 vehicles of different purpose. The Russian Land Forces have been rearmed with modern armament by 35%.

The first stage of creating the Joint Space System has been finished.
Its Western modernized command center has been put into service. Ground facilities of the Plesetsk Cosmodrome have been prepared for operation.

This November, the first spacecraft of the Joint Space System has been launched.


Unified Space System
A quantum leap has been made in development of the unmanned aviation
A quantum leap has been made in development of the unmanned aviation
Experience gained during task performance in Syria, has shown the irreparableness of UAV's in the course of warfare.

In 2011, there were only 180 UAV complexes in the Russian Armed Forces, there are 1720 modern ones now.


Building-up of combat potential of the Russian Navy
Receiving of 2 multirole submarines and 8 surface warships allowed maintaining the rate of the Navy combat capacity building and raising the ratio of modern ships to 39%.

Building-up of combat potential of the Russian Navy
Landing capabilities of the Airborne Troops have been increased by receiving of 4,000 new parachute systems.
Landing capabilities of the Airborne Troops
The ratio of modern samples in the Airborne Troops has reached 41%.

The capabilities of the National Centre for State Defence Control have been significantly increased
Total computation capacity of its supercomputer exceeds analogue devices of the Armed Forces of foreign countries by many times. Secured video communications net has been deployed.

Introduction of hardware and software systems in the regional and national centres is being continued.

The taken measures allowed raising quality and control stability. They also provided an opportunity to respond more rapidly to changings in the international military and political situation.
Increased capabilities of the National Centre for State Defence Control
The technical basis of the control system of the Russian Armed Forces has acquired a new dimension.

Just in 2015, the Military Districts have received about 18,000 pieces of modern communication equipment that is 7% more than in 2014.

That has allowed the level equipment of the Russian Armed Forces with these communication means to reach 43%
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