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Russia receives new missile, artillery systems

7th December 2017 - 02:12 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has detailed the delivery of new equipment to its land forces.

The newly formed artillery formation of the Russian Western Military District (WMD) Combined Arms Army in Moscow has received ten 2S19M2 Msta-S self-propelled artillery systems. The systems have entered into service and are expected to be operated for the first time during artillery live-firing exercises in spring 2018.

New Buk-M3 anti-aircraft missile systems have been delivered to the anti-aircraft missile formation of the WMD Combined Arms Army in the Kursk region. Anti-aircraft gunners will undergo a three-month retraining in Orenburg at the tactical air defence training centre, culminating in a live-fire exercise, which will take place during the winter training period at the Kapustin Yar training ground.

Units in Kurgan have received the latest batch of BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles upgraded with a new chassis, engine, armament system and hydro-mechanical transmission.

The BMP-3 is armed with a 100mm 2A70 gun, 30mm automatic gun, PKT machine gun, fire control system, semi-automatic loading mechanism, sight with night vision function and armaments stabiliser.

The new S-300V4 anti-aircraft missile system has also entered service with Russian Southern Military District’s air defence units alongside the Buk-M3 surface-to-air missile system. Designed to provide anti-aircraft and anti-missile defences, the S-300V4 surface-to-air missile system is capable of effectively combating ballistic missiles with a launch range of up to 2,500km.

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