The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that during participation in the Syrian conflict, the Russian military has tested a sample of 162 new weapons. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

“One hundred and sixty-two samples of modern and upgraded weapons tested in the fighting in Syria,” – said the head of the defense Ministry.

According to Shoigu, was found “some shortcomings.” “Identified deficiencies that were not revealed during field tests. Before removing them stopped the purchase of ten samples of weapons,” he said.

Earlier, the commander of U.S. army Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges said that Russia is using Syria as a testing ground for military training and munitions in combat.

Shoigu: Russia used Syria for testing new weapons 27.12.2016

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