ROSTOV-ON-DON, May 13. / TASS /. The combined arms formation of the Southern Military District (YuVO) in the Kuban and the North Caucasus has been replenished with a separate regiment of radiation, chemical and biological (RCB) protection, the district's press service reported. The regiment is equipped with more than 200 pieces of weapons and equipment.
"A separate regiment of radiation, chemical and biological protection has entered the combat composition of the combined-arms formation of the Southern Military District (YuVO), stationed in the Kuban and the North Caucasus. The regiment includes RCB reconnaissance, special processing, aerosol countermeasures and flamethrower units," the message says. ...
It is noted that more than 200 pieces of weapons, military and special equipment are used to equip the new regiment.
The press service of the district clarified that the equipment includes automotive chemical laboratories, reconnaissance vehicles, as well as heavy multiple launch rocket systems and infantry jet flamethrowers.
It is also specified that the regiment is capable of performing the entire range of NBC protection tasks without the involvement of additional forces.
NOTE: this is called the 17th RCB regiment and would be for the 49th Combined Arms Army which had lost it's old RCB regiment (39th) to the new 8th Combined Arms Army. The 8th Army have or are forming a new Engineer-Sapper regiment (33rd), BUK Air Defense brigade (?), Isklander Missile brigade (40th) and Artillery brigade (238th). No word yet on a Command brigade or MTO brigade for the 8th.