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Belarus re-caps land equipment

4th November 2015 - 11:28 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The Belarus Army has started a couple of recapitalization programmes that will improve their armour and air defence capabilities.

The army has signed contracts for the procurement of BTR-82A armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and Tor-M2K self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems.

The BTR-82A contract is for 32 vehicles – enough for a mechanised infantry battalion – and was announced in October by deputy defence minister, Andrey Ravkov. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2016.

The unit price agreed with Rosoboronexport, Russia’s arms export agency, amounts to $900,000, while the upgrade of an existing BTR-80 to the BTR-82A standard costs $350,000.


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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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