Defense Minister approved the concept of the auxiliary fleet.

The military department will acquire 96 vessels to support fleet before the end of 2020, said Russian Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov.


"Secretary of Defense approved the concept of the auxiliary fleet. This year has already been contracted, and we buy five ships to support fleet. This program covers purchasing 96 ships by 2020, "- said Bulgakov, transfers "Interfax".


According to him, the Ministry of Defense buys the court complex logistical and technical support for the auxiliary fleet.

"On one such vessel for everything from fire-fighting to provide fuel, food, water, military equipment, including missiles and ammunition," — said the general.

He added that in the course of the exercise of special forces of the logistics of the Southern Military District during refueling warships were involved tankers middle class who "have served on time." "Modern tankers are completely different in their travel parameters, capacity and objectives," — said Bulgakov.

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