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Russia lays out weapons purchase plans

The Russian military will sharply increase the number of new intercontinental ballistic missiles to be deployed this year as part of an ambitious weapons modernization plan, Russia’s defense minister said Wednesday. Sergei Ivanov said the military would get 17 new ballistic missiles — a drastic rise compared with an average four deployed annually over recent years. The purchases are part of a weapons modernization program for 2007-2015 worth about $189 billion. Full Story

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