Commander: Airborne troops plan to get 80 latest BMD-4Ms and “Rakushka” armored vehicles by year’s end

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Airborne troops are planning to get 50 new BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles and 30 “Rakushka” armored personnel carriers, Airborne troops Commander Vladimir Shamanov said on July 29.

He noted that over the last three years the Airborne troops “have seriously changed”. “Three airborne brigades returned to the composition of the troops. Five intelligence battalions were formed on the basis of divisional intelligence companies, two companies of unmanned aerial vehicles were formed,” – reminded the commander.


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