Russia’s Defence Ministry to Test Military Equipment in Arctic


The Russian Defence Ministry will begin tests of full-track and other combat vehicles that will last several weeks in the Arctic region. This was announced by Deputy Defence Minister General Dmitry Bulgakov on Friday.

“More than 20 military hardware models, including army snowmobiles, extra-low-pressure tire vehicles, two-section crawler transporters, Rys combat reconnaissance vehicles and Typhoon antisabotage combat vehicles will be tested in the Arctic area stretching for more than 2,100 kilometers,” Mr. Bulgakov said.

“The Defence Ministry’s expedition set out from Bronnitsy to the Polar region to check and evaluate modern and advanced models of full-track vehicles and other combat vehicles in the real Arctic climate,” Mr. Bulgakov stated, noting that the settlement of Pechenga in northern Russia’s Murmansk Region was a destination of the expedition.


Posted on December 8, 2014, in Defence Industry News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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