Putin calls for overhaul of existing army systems

(Itar-Tass) — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called for an overhaul of existing army control, communication and reconnaissance systems.

The experience of the latest local conflicts showed that up-to-date army control, communication and reconnaissance systems were “one of the critical factors of combat capability of the modern army”.

“It’s hard to imagine an effective transition to a modern organisational structure of the Armed Forces without such systems,” the prime minister said at a meeting on the defence industry on Monday.