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Russia ‘Years Behind’ in Military Electronics

RIA Novosti

13:53 23/04/2012

MOSCOW, April 23 (RIA Novosti) - Russia’s defense electronics are up to 12 years behind foreign analogs, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday.

“The technical level of electronics used in the development and manufacture of military hardware and equipment…is five to 12 year behind that in other countries,” he said.

Microelectronics production in Russia is low scale and loss making, and needs government support, he said.

Russia’s priority is to develop a new generation of military electronics as a basis for the creation of advanced weapon models, he added.

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