Russian Land Forces to Receive New Military Hardware by 2020

3

The Russian Land Forces will receive more than 5,000 new and some 6,000 modernized units of armored vehicles and military hardware by 2020. This came in a statement by Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov on Wednesday.

“In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, the Ground Forces will be 70 percent equipped with new modern weaponry and military hardware by 2020. The Russian Land Forces will receive T-72B3 tanks, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, modernized BMP-2 vehicles, and BTR-82A armored personnel carriers,” Mr. Salyukov noted.

“The BMP-3 vehicles are purchased again, and starting next year they will be delivered in sets to the units of the Ground Forces. In total, more than 5,000 new and some 6,000 modernized units of armored vehicles and military hardware, as well as 14,000 military vehicles, will be purchased by 2020,” Mr. Salyukov concluded.

Advertisements

Posted on October 2, 2014, in Defence Industry News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: