Troops in Russia’s South to Receive Over 1,600 New Weapons this Year

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Troops in Russia’s South to Receive Over 1,600 New Weapons this Year
Tornado multiple launch rocket system (MLRS)

Russia’s Southern Military District announced today that the troops stationed in the south of the country will receive over 1,600 new equipment by the end of this year.

"In 2021, over 1,600 weapon systems are to be delivered, which will boost the share of advanced weaponry to 71% by the end of the year," Alexander Dvornikov, Southern Military District Commander, said.

The armed forces took delivery of around 100 pieces of new military hardware including multiple launch rocket systems, aircraft and armored vehicles in the month of March.

The Tornado-G multiple launch rocket systems replenished the inventory of artillery units of a motor rifle formation in the Rostov Region while BTR-82A armored personnel carriers arrived for a marine infantry battalion of the Black Sea Fleet. The Black Sea Fleet seamen also received a Project 1388 boat and Graivoron Project Buyan-M small missile ship, the press office said in a statement.

A Ka-27PS search and rescue helicopter arrived for the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Southern Military District. Radiation, chemical and biological protection units of motor rifle formations of the 8th and 49th combined arms armies received RKhM-6-01 special vehicles.

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