Moscow. July 26. INTERFAX- Paratroopers from Ivanovo received a set of 37 BMD-4M and BTR-MDM "Shell" combat vehicles, the Department of Information and Mass Communications (DIMC) of the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
"The Ivanovo Guards Airborne Airborne Unit received the first battalion set of fourth-generation amphibious assault vehicles-31 BMD-4M and six BTR-MDM "Shell", the Defense Ministry said.
"The Russian Airborne Troops continue to be equipped with the latest models of military equipment, which are the BMD-4M and the BTR-MDM "Shell". This is the eleventh set in the Airborne Troops and the first set in the Ivanovo Airborne Unit, " said Alexey Ragozin, Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces, whose words were quoted in the DIMK.
According to him, the new vehicles will increase the combat capabilities of the paratrooper units and will allow bringing combat training to a new level.
"By the end of this year, two more sets of the latest combat vehicles are planned to be delivered to the Airborne Troops," the Russian Defense Ministry added.
The BMD-4M amphibious assault vehicles are equipped with a 30-mm automatic cannon with a high rate of fire, as well as a large-caliber 100-mm cannon that allows firing at a range of up to seven kilometers. With the help of four Arkan anti-tank guided missiles, the crew can fight almost all tanks known today.
The multi-purpose amphibious modernized armored personnel carrier BTR-MDM "Shell" is designed to increase the mobility of the landing forces and their rapid transfer to the desired area. The car can accelerate up to 70 km/h and is able to transport paratroopers at a distance of up to 500 km without refueling. In addition to two crew members, the amphibious compartment carries up to 13 military personnel.