January 21 13:47
Currently, the process of the transfer of production of armored vehicles for the Airborne Troops from Barrow in Volgograd, said Thursday the commander of the Airborne Troops Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov.
"The first phase, which lasted one and a half years, has been successfully completed. The problem will be solved by 2018," - said V.Shamanov.
According to the commander, the development of armored vehicles for the Airborne is the process of unification of the Land Forces with armored vehicles. "Fighting vehicle BMD-4M 60% standardized on units with infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3" - the general said.
He noted that now the site of Volgograd Tractor Plant are testing BMD-4M combat unit of the BMP-3.
"As part of the development work" Zauralets "we have by the end of 2016 there will be two samples of the new 122-mm guns. Ends modernization of antitank guns" Octopus "- said the commander.
He said that "in coordination with the Military-Industrial Commission carried out development work" Typhoon "to create desantiruemye" KAMAZ "with the fifth level of protection." "The metal machine should appear in the second half of 2016," - said V.Shamanov.
Speaking about the prospects generated by the equipment in the compounds Airborne tank companies, he said that "the Airborne Troops will receive a T-72B3 tanks."
In 2016 we plan to get about 140 combat vehicles BMD-4M and 90 BTR-MDM ", - the general said on Thursday.
The commander said that in 2015 the Airborne Troops continued to increase the pace of equipping the troops with new weapons and special equipment, in particular, the compounds of the Airborne Troops received 34 units of BMD-4M and BTR-MDM, portable anti-aircraft missile systems "Willow."