Medvedev unhappy with quality of Russian weaponsRussian Russian
associated in some way with Russia.
a breed of cats with short, dense, silver-tipped blue-colored coat and vivid green eyes. President Dmitri Medvedev criticised on Monday the pace of military-industrial modernisation, saying it is affecting the quality of Russian weapons and harming national prestige.
"Considerable funds have been invested over the past few years to develop the military-industrial complex mil·i·tar·y-in·dus·tri·al complex
The aggregate of a nation's armed forces and the industries that supply their equipment, materials, and armaments.
Noun 1. . So far the results are mediocre me·di·o·cre
Moderate to inferior in quality; ordinary. See Synonyms at average.
[French médiocre, from Latin mediocris : medius, middle; see medhyo- ," Medvedev said on Russian television.
"Unfortunately we carry on filling in holes and the objectives for technological modernisation have not been achieved," the Russian president added.
"The quality of military production for the Russian army and foreign exports is causing justified concern from clients," added Industry Minister Viktor Khristenko Viktor Borisovich Khristenko (Russian: Ви́ктор Бори́сович Христе́нко , speaking at a meeting on the issue and quoted by Interfax.
"We must not give up the position we have had difficulty reaching. It would be a blow to the reputation of Russian weapons and the country," Khristenko said.
Russia last year had its biggest year for arms sales since the collapse of the Soviet Union, with a total equivalent to 8.35 billion dollars (5.59 billion euros), according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. figures announced in February by the Russian president.