Russian military engineers and sappers have received the mine clearance UGV, Uran-6, for the first time.
Russia favours airborne troops over army in armour modernisation
Colonel General Alexander Postnikov, then the commander-in-chief of the Russian Ground Forces, announced in 2011 the transition of combined arms brigades to a new structure. Brigades were to be divided into heavy, medium and light categories and equipped with new military materiel, including a full spectrum of unified armoured platforms.
Beyond the long-awaited rearmament of the Russian army, this step was supposed to solve, at least partially, the long-standing problem of an over-abundance of wheeled and tracked vehicles in service.
However, the plans have still not been fully implemented nine years later. On the contrary, a breakdown of the RUB19 …
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