Defense Ministry: new “fire tank” entered service in Russian army

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The Russian Army adopted a new robotized special fire-fighting vehicle created on the basis of medium-sized battle tanks, Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov told journalists on Monday.

The general pointed out that the vehicle will show its capabilities at the upcoming special exercises set to be held on May 27 in the Novgorod region.

He stressed that the ballistic protection of the vehicle consists of removable armor-proof screens, which together with an armored cab “protect the crew and equipment in the cabin from flying debris during the ground undermining of a 152 mm high-explosive fragmentation shell.”

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