The fifth Combined arms Army will be rearmed for the modern models of equipment in 2020, and the 70th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade will fulfill the plan on recruiting contract servicemen, commander of the Fifth Army and commander of the 70th Brigade reported to Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu in Ussuriysk on Tuesday.
In particular, in 2015, the Fifth Army will receive about 50 units of modern weapons, and more than 100 pieces of equipment that were not delivered last year. The number of contractors in the unit will be increased to 7,870 people.
The 70th brigade will receive more than 180 units of modern weapons until 2020. This year it is planned to recruit 650 contract servicemen and the overall plan on this indicator will be fulfilled by 83%.