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Russia set to upgrade its BMD-2 inventory

26th December 2018 - 09:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The Russian MoD has unveiled a plan to launch a large-scale upgrade of the BMD-2 lightweight IFV inventory of the Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) branch, which can be delivered by parachute from Il-76 transport aircraft.

The effort is set to cover the upgrade of as many as 600 vehicles, with launch of the works expected in 2021.

According to Russian MoD, the programme will involve the baseline BMD-2 version, manufactured in the 1980s, together with the BMD-2K commander’s version. The former will be upgraded to the new BMD-2M standard and the later to the BMD-2K-AU. There is no information, however,

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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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