201th military base in Tajikistan to be strengthened with new BTR-82A armored personnel carriers

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In 2015, the 201th military base stationed in Tajikistan will be armed with about a hundred new BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, said spokesperson of the Central Military District Colonel Jaroslav Rostchupkin.

He noted that the delivery from the Arzamas machine-building plant will take place in accordance with the state procurement plan.

The BTR-82AM is a deep modernization of the BTR-80/BTR-80A armored personnel carriers and surpasses its predecessor in almost all respects. The BTR-82A is fitted with a more powerful engine, quick 30-mm gun mated with a 7.62 mm PKTM machine gun, advanced observation and targeting devices.

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