Russia airborne troops 300 combat vehicles BMD-4M BTR-MDM 10205171

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Russian airborne troops will receive over 300 combat vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM.
The Russian Airborne Forces will receive over 300 combat vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM by 2020, Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov said. Artillery units and detachments will get over a hundred modern radar reconnaissance means, guns, mortars and antitank weapons while air defense units will get nearly 200 pieces of hardware and armaments.
     
The Russian Airborne Forces will receive over 300 combat vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM by 2020, Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov said. Artillery units and detachments will get over a hundred modern radar reconnaissance means, guns, mortars and antitank weapons while air defense units will get nearly 200 pieces of hardware and armaments.
BMD-4M airborne IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle at Army-2016 International Military Technical Forum near Moscow, Russia.
     
"From 2016 the forces will receive modernized combat assault vehicles of the fourth generation BMD-4M and multipurpose BTR-MDM Rakushka APCs (armored personnel carrier). We plan to get over 300 vehicles," he told a handover ceremony of a set of the latest BMD-4M vehicles and Rakushka APC to the 31st separate airborne division.

"For air support units over 25 thousand modern parachutes and air-droppable means (armaments, special and military hardware) and cargoes will be purchased," the commander said.

The BTR-MDM Rakushka airdroppable APC is a BMD-4M derivative designed to replace the BTR-D APC that entered service as far back as the 1970s. The BTR-MDM has a combat weight of 13.2 tons, a carrying capacity of 2 tons, a pair of 7.62-mm PKTM machine guns, a crew of two and a paratrooper squad of 13. Its maximum road speed equals 71 km/h and 10 km/h afloat and the road range is 500 km.

The BMD-4M Sadovnitsa is a heavily upgraded variant of the BMD-4 airborne IFV. It has a new hull, running gear and other units. The AIFV mounts the Bakhcha-U turreted fighting module comprising a 100-mm main armament, a 30-mm coaxial automatic gun and a machine gun.
     
The Russian Airborne Forces will receive over 300 combat vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM by 2020, Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov said. Artillery units and detachments will get over a hundred modern radar reconnaissance means, guns, mortars and antitank weapons while air defense units will get nearly 200 pieces of hardware and armaments.
BTR-MDM airborne armoured personnel carrrier at Army-2016 International Military Technical Forum near Moscow, Russia.
 

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