Russian business should be prepared to switch to needs at any moment to production, said Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. The president spoke at a summit of leaders in Sochi.
"The ability of our economy to improve military production and services at a given time is among the most important aspects of military security," Mr Putin said. "To this end, all strategic, and simply large-scale venture ought to be ready, regardless of ownership."
A day earlier, the president had spoken to catch up and overtake the West in technology. "Our army and navy need to have the very best gear -- better than overseas equivalents," he explained. "If we want to win, we have to be better."
Since the army has undergone extensive modernisation. Ageing gear has gone. There's a testing approach that is new. There are new command structures. The funding has increased exponentially.
This year, military expenses will cross 3 trillion roubles, or 3.3 percent of GDP. This would be a listing were it not for one-off costs in 2016. Over the next two decades, spending is forecast to be cut back slightly, to about 2.8 percent of GDP.
Though that budget remains less than 30 percent of their joint Nato budget in Europe, many nations are increasing their military spending in response to the "Russian threat". Nato command has been restructured -- it says to military dangers and cyber in reaction.
Last Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK would lead a response to counter "Russian hostility." "We know what you are doing," she explained.
By making Ms May its attention of the Vesti Nedeli flagship propaganda programme on Sunday, a generally diplomatic response was delivered by Russia.
Presenter Dmitry Kiselev maintained his most disparaging remarks for the look of the Prime Minister.