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Russian airborne troops continue recapitalisation

21st December 2017 - 16:46 GMT | by Alex Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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Russia’s airborne troops, an elite and highly-mobile independent branch of country’s military numbering 45,000 personnel, has continued a comprehensive recapitalisation in 2017. 

Col Gen Andrey Serdyukov, the branch’s commander-in-chief, revealed that 2017 saw the re-equipment of three landing-assault battalions with the new BMD-4M airmobile IFV ...

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