In 2017, the Russian paratroopers will receive two battalion sets of BMD-4M

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MOSCOW, December 24. /TASS/. The ceremony of handing combat vehicles BMD-4M guards airborne regiment of the 106th guards airborne division held in Ryazan, reported in Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

“This is the result of a huge collective military-industrial complex. No country in the world, or in some armed forces, nor, moreover, is not in one of the airborne troops not a fighting machine. We are proud that this war machine came to us for weapons, said the commander of airborne troops Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov. – The machine is capable of firing at ranges up to 7 km and to deal with the most modern tanks at a distance up to 5 km. It is agile, fast, floating, drop pod machine. Her combat unit unique.”

According to the commander of the airborne forces in the future will continue to equip our troops with modern appliances. “Next year, two battalion sets will go into service of the 31st guards separate air assault brigade, which is stationed in the city of Ulyanovsk”, – he said.

The main armament BMD-4M includes 100-mm gun with ammunition and 34 high-explosive shells and four missiles “Arkan”, which serves as a launcher and anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), and 30-mm automatic gun with ammunition, 500 rounds for different purposes and a 7.62 mm machine gun.