The 31st Independent Guards Airborne Assault Brigade received the first battalion batch of BMD-4M
According to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on April 28, 2017 in Ulyanovsk, a solemn ceremony of transferring about 50 units of BMD-4M
landing vehicles and armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM "Rakushka" to one of the assault and assault battalions of the 31st Guards Airborne assault brigade of the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces).
The commander of the Airborne Forces Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov, the governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov, representatives of veterans and public organizations, pupils of the Ulyanovsk Suvorov Military School took part in the event.
During the ceremony, more than 20 officers of the brigade were awarded state awards and departmental medals for the courage and courage shown in the performance of military duty.
The Commander of the Airborne Forces congratulated the personnel of the brigade on the successful completion of the winter training period and the receipt of the first battalion set of advanced models of military equipment.
On the eve of the polygon Polyvan with one of the units of the brigade, the first practical training was held with the use of new models of weapons and military equipment. Crews BMD-4M and BTR-MDM "Shell" performed exercises for driving and fire training.
Within two months, the crews of the new combat vehicles, manned by contract servicemen, passed a refresher course in Omsk on the basis of the Airborne Forces Training Center.
With the acquisition of new models of military equipment, the combat capabilities and readiness of the Ulyanovsk Airborne Forces Union to accomplish tasks for its intended purpose, including in the Collective Rapid Response Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, which the brigade will include since 2009, will significantly increase.
Speaking at the transfer ceremony, the commander of the Airborne Troops of the Russian Federation Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov said that the airborne troops of Russia until 2020 will receive more than 300 BMD-4M combat vehicles and armored personnel carriers "Rakushka".
"Since 2016, modernized combat vehicles of the fourth-generation BMD-4M landing force and multi-purpose armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM" Rakushka "have been coming into the army, until 2020 we plan to receive more than 300 units of this equipment," said Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov.
According to him, by the end of 2017, the Ulyanovsk Airborne Assault Brigade will receive [another] battalion batch of the newest BMD-4M combat vehicles.
The commander-in-chief of the Airborne Forces added that artillery units and airborne units will receive more than 100 modern radar reconnaissance vehicles, guns, mortars and anti-tank weapons, and air defense units - almost 200 pieces of equipment and weapons.
"In the next two years joint state tests will be conducted and new self-propelled anti-tank complexes" Kornet-D1 "[on the BMD-4M chassis] will begin to enter the troops," said Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov.
According to him, within two years the Airborne Forces will also receive the special-purpose vehicles "Typhoon", parachuted, as well as the unified means of landing "Bahcha- U-PDS", which will allow the BMD-4M and BTR-MDM to land with the crew inside the car From the IL-76 aircraft.
In addition, in the same period, the Airborne Forces will receive an airborne training training complex designed for practicing operations on the parachute system of special purpose "Arbalet" from the moment when the paratroopers are paratroopers to landing at the given point.
"In 2018, it is planned to carry out experimental design work on the modernization of the parachute parachute system D-10 and a spare parachute for the landing of personnel in the combat kit" Ratnik ", said Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov.According to him, in 2018, as well, experimental work will be completed to create a whole line of multipurpose platforms and parachute-cargo systems for landing weapons, military equipment and cargo with a flight mass from 500 kilograms to 18 tons.The bmpd comment.
Thus, deliveries of battalion sets of new combat vehicles BMD-4M (including armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM "Rakushka") to the Airborne Forces have been carried out since 2016, and since 2017, apparently, the planned pace is two battalion kits per year. In 2016, the first two battalion sets of serial BMD-4Ms (including one produced in 2015) received by the 137th Guards Parachute Regiment of the 106th Guards Airborne Division of the Russian Airborne Forces stationed in Ryazan. Now one battalion kit BMD-4M received by the 31st separate Guards landing assault brigade in Ulyanovsk, and by the end of 2017 it will receive another battalion kit.
In addition, at the beginning of 2017, the company's BMD-4M (ten machines) received by the 242th Airborne Training Center in Omsk.Each battalion set includes 31 BMD-