Than armed “winged infantry” Russia


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In recent years the technical equipment of the airborne forces (VDV) is constantly growing thanks to the emergence of armed with the latest models, the main requirements which are aviatransportations and the ability to parachute landing operation.

“The winged infantry” is equipped as combined arms military equipment, and specially created under the specific tasks of the troops. In its number of armored personnel carriers BTR-80, combat reconnaissance vehicles “Tiger”, multifunctional drones “Orlan-10”, various anti-tank missiles, self-propelled artillery, mortars, howitzers, flamethrowers, grenade launchers, and portable antiaircraft missile complexes in the middle of the action.

Future power landing

Developed the plan to provide airborne modern and promising models of armament, military and special equipment in the period up to 2020.

Since last year, the troops are receiving combat vehicle BMD-4M “Gardener” and BTR-MDM “Rakushka” (by 2020 their total number to exceed 300 units), armored vehicles “Lynx” (a localized version of Iveco LMV). By 2025, the BMD-4M and BTR-MDM completely replace the outdated samples of armored vehicles such as BMD-2 and BTR-D.