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Russia delays Kurganets-25 production

22nd May 2017 - 09:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The launch of series production of the Kurganets-25 family of armoured combat vehicles has been postponed beyond 2021, Russian officials have disclosed. 

The delay was revealed by Yury Borisov, Russia’s deputy defence minister responsible for the procurement of new defence equipment, during a visit to Traktornye Zavody company in Volgograd, which has developed the Kurganets-25 and undertaken small-scale production for testing and evaluation purposes. 

Borisov also claimed that the Russian MoD had no intentions to abandon the project and instead it would like to give the manufacturer additional time to undertake detailed testing of the new platform’s engine, transmission and

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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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