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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:54 pm

    So one of VDV brigades will receive tanks? and what type?


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    Post  George1 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:59 pm

    "Technodynamics": a new parachute system for VDV has successfully passed the first stage of state tests

    Подробнее на ТАСС:
    https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/2674495&usg=ALkJrhgZFOmBvKPGa04Lckn9ROxJRjKHAg


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    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:43 pm

    Russia plans to deploy airborne forces in Crimea on permanent basis — source

    The battalion will be stationed in the town of Dzhankoy, in the north of the Crimean Republic near an aviation regiment

    MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. A battalion of Russian airborne forces will be deployed on a permanent basis in Crimea in 2017-2018 and will be reorganized into a regiment in 2020, a source in Russia’s Armed Forces General Staff said on Thursday.

    "A decision has been taken to deploy an air assault battalion of the 7th division in Crimea within two years - 2017-2018. On its basis, a third regiment will be created after 2020," the source said.

    The battalion will be stationed in the town of Dzhankoy, in the north of the Crimean Republic near an aviation regiment.

    Commander in Chief of Russia’s Airborne Troops Vladimir Shamanov earlier said an air assault regiment could be deployed in the peninsula.


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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:31 pm

    The expansion of airborne forces was postponed until 2020
    https://lenta.ru/news/2016/02/18/vdv/

    Third shelf in the composition of the VDV divisions will appear not earlier than 2020. On Thursday, February 18th, was reported by TASS source in the General staff.

    "Last January 29, expanded Board of the Ministry of defence the establishment of the third regiments in airborne assault and airborne divisions of the airborne troops made beyond 2020," said the source.




    Russian airborne troops near Pskov learn to capture the airfields
    http://www.bbc.com/russian/russia/2016/02/160217_russia_pskov_drills
    The Pskov division of the airborne troops on Wednesday started command-staff training exercises, which worked through the capture of enemy airfields. The maneuvers will last until February 20.
    During the exercise was the landing of parachute troops over a thousand people. Bail was also parachuted military vehicles - BMP-2.
    The landing was carried out near villages Vishnyaki, Sarajevo and acid peel this gentle peel of the Pskov region.
    After the landing of paratroopers and transport planes dropped paratroopers directly on the airfield near the city Island.
    As reports RIA Novosti news Agency, were involved in two military airfield, located in the border areas of the Pskov region, but their locations are not specified.
    After landing the troops made a forced March to one of the area polygons.
    20 minutes before the application of the fundamental forces in the districts was abandoned several scout groups that have carried out "reconnaissance and search actions to identify conditional forward detachments of the enemy", the press service of the defense Ministry.


    George1 wrote:Russia plans to deploy airborne forces in Crimea on permanent basis — source

    The battalion will be stationed in the town of Dzhankoy, in the north of the Crimean Republic near an aviation regiment

    MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. A battalion of Russian airborne forces will be deployed on a permanent basis in Crimea in 2017-2018 and will be reorganized into a regiment in 2020, a source in Russia’s Armed Forces General Staff said on Thursday.


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    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:33 am

    Not really relevant but yesterday and today is the anniversary of the heroic last stand on Height 776.

    RIP.

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:18 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:Not really relevant but yesterday and today is the anniversary of the heroic last stand on Height 776.

    RIP.


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    Post  Viktor on Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:08 pm

    Increase will not be by 27 000 but by 15 000 troops by 2020 thumbsup

    Still better than cancellation of the increase altogether

    Russia intends to increase the number of its airborne forces to 60 thousand people
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    Post  George1 on Wed May 11, 2016 10:19 pm

    Russia’s Airborne Force to start setting up tank companies — source

    A source in the Russian Defense Ministry says the Russian Airborne Force will start setting up tank companies armed with T-72B3 tanks in the second half of the year

    MOSCOW, May 11. /TASS/. The Russian Airborne Force will start setting up tank companies furnished with upgraded T-72B3 tanks in the second half of 2016, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told TASS on Wednesday.

    "The Russian Airborne Force will start setting up tank companies armed with T-72B3 tanks in the second half of the year. They will be expanded into tank battalions within the next two years," the source said.

    TASS does not have any official information.

    Airborne Force Commander Vladimir Shamanov said earlier that the Airborne Force would set up six tank companies before the end of 2015. The source did not specify the reason for the delay.

    The T-72B3 tank is the advanced upgrade of the T-72 tank. Unlike its predecessors, the T-72B3 tank is furnished with new sighting equipment and communications systems. The T-72B3 tank has the Relikt explosive reactive armor and a more powerful engine.


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    Post  George1 on Wed May 25, 2016 3:20 am

    Russian Airborne Force to set up six tank battalions by end of 2018 — source

    Each large air assault unit will have a T-72B3 tank battalion by 2018

    World's first air-droppable missile system being developed for Russian Airborne Forces

    MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. Tank battalions will be set up within six air assault large units of Russia’s Airborne Force before the end of 2018, a high-ranking source in the Airborne Force told TASS on Tuesday.

    "All our air assault large units, i.e. two divisions and four brigades, will start setting up tank companies in the second half of the year. We are planning to complete this work by the end of the year to transform these companies into battalions," the source said.

    "Thus, each air assault large unit will have a T-72B3 tank battalion by 2018," the source added.

    TASS does not have any official information.

    Airborne Force Commander Vladimir Shamanov said earlier that the Airborne Force would set up six tank companies in 2015.

    According to the source, these plans were not fulfilled "due to financial problems."

    "These plans have been adjusted and we will start fulfilling them in the second half of the year," the source said.


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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:25 am

    Can we finally put to bed the claim that Typhoon-K wont be air-droppable?

    SAM "Fowler" and an armored personnel carrier "Typhoon" will appear in the VDV in 2017
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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  zg18 on Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:34 pm

    GAZ Tigr version for airborne troops

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    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:26 pm

    Russia to Deploy Airborne Forces Battalion in North Crimea in 2017

    Russian Airborne Troops to Include Drone, Electronic Warfare Units by 2017


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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:05 am

    The 11th separate Guards Airborne Assault Brigade (Ulan-Ude)

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2139499.html


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    Post  franco on Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:59 pm

    MOSCOW, September 30 -. RIA Novosti Russian Airborne Troops can lead the chief of staff and first deputy commander of the Southern Military District, Lieutenant-General Andrei Serdyukov, write " News ", citing a source.

    "At the moment the decision on the appointment of Andrey Serdyukov has already been made at the level of the Ministry of Defense ... We are waiting for the Russian president's decree", - the interlocutor of the edition stated.

    According to the newspaper, Serdyukov has already left the Southern Military District and arrived at the headquarters of the Airborne Forces in Sokolniki.

    The current commander of the Airborne Troops Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov was approved by the Presidium of the General Council of "United Russia" candidate for the post of the head of the defense committee in the State Duma of a new convocation. The final decision will take the Parliament in plenary session on 5 October.
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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:19 pm

    Russian paratroops, armaments to be airlifted to Egypt for exercise

    It will be the first large-scale operation for the Russian military to airlift paratroops to Egypt

    MOSCOW, October 4. /TASS/. A contingent of Russian paratroops with standard armaments and equipment will be airlifted to Egypt for an exercise, the Russian Defense Ministry has said.

    "For the first time ever Russia’s military transport planes will promptly airlift Russian paratroops and equipment to Africa. It will be the first large-scale operation for the Russian military to airlift paratroops to Egypt," the ministry said without mentioning any dates or the strength of the contingent.

    Earlier, the Defense Ministry said that Russia and Egypt would hold a joint exercise in October to practice an operation against terrorists in the desert. Observers from more than 30 countries will monitor the exercise.


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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  franco on Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:31 pm

    Prototype of the VDV Typhoon vehicle;

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2164681.html
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    Post  franco on Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:34 am

    NEW COMMANDER Airborne Troops

    MOSCOW, October 6 -. RIA Novosti Commander of Russian Airborne Troops Colonel-General appointed Andrey Serdyukov, who previously held the post of chief of staff and first deputy commander of the Southern Military District, told RIA Novosti source in the Defense Ministry.

    The former commander of the Airborne Troops Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov eve was confirmed as head of the Defense Committee of the State Duma of a new convocation. Earlier, the committee headed by former Black Sea Fleet commander Vladimir Komoedov.
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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:41 pm

    Some new details about the program of creation of armored K4386 "Typhoon-VDV"



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2175630.html


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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:06 am

    George1 wrote:Some new details about the program of creation of armored K4386 "Typhoon-VDV"



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2175630.html

    with class of 11ton can it replace BTRs?
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    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:15 am

    it looks more like an armored reconnaissance vehicle


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    Post  AlfaT8 on Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:00 am

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    George1 wrote:Some new details about the program of creation of armored K4386 "Typhoon-VDV"



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2175630.html

    with class of 11ton can it replace BTRs?


    What??

    Got any rear pics, so we can see whether it's amphibious or not?
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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  franco on Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:32 am

    See the link on post 216? above.
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:25 pm

    franco wrote:See the link on post 216? above.

    I don't see it, propeller, pump-jet, nada.
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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  franco on Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:46 pm

    Bodies of 3 paratroopers missing found drowned. Landed in a river during a jump and couldn't release themselves in time;
    http://www.interfax.com/newsinf.asp?id=717437
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:16 am

    Damn... RIP.


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