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Moscow parade displays fewer innovations

11th May 2021 - 14:14 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Moscow

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The Buk-M3 SAM system was on parade in Moscow on 9 May. (Photo: Russia 1 TV channel)

The Victory Day parade in Moscow on 9 May showcased the Buk-M3, Taifun-PVO and the ISDM remote minelayer.

Unlike in 2020, the annual Victory Day parade took place as scheduled on 9 May in Moscow with 12,018 armed forces personnel, 191 military vehicles and 76 aircraft — although it was notable for the lack of new equipment on display compared with previous years.

Parade debutants included the Buk-M3 SAM system, Taifun-PVO armoured MANPADS vehicle and ISDM remote minelaying system.

Buk-M3 had previously only been shown in defence exhibitions, while in the 2020 parade only the ISDM launcher was displayed on Red Square.

Taifun-PVO weighs about 14t and is equipped with a 350hp engine. It is based

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Leonid Nersisyan

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Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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