To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Russia remains reliant on legacy armour amid delays to next-generation systems

21st May 2020 - 14:30 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


Five years after the spectacular public debut of new-generation platforms such as Armata, Kurganets, Bumerang and Koalitsiya-SV at the lavish annual Victory Day parade in Moscow, the Russian Ground Forces are still taking delivery of upgraded versions of Cold War-era armoured vehicles.

The near-term prospects for induction into service of the new platforms are still vague, despite optimistic declarations in recent months.

Immediately before Victory Day on 9 May this year (a scaled-back affair because of concerns over COVID-19), the Russian MoD released information on its procurement plans for new and upgraded armour and long-range artillery systems to

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

Read full bio
Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

Read full bio

Share to