Russia to prioritise military industry: Medvedev

Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) 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.

--IANS/RIA Novosti

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