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Russian Airborne Troops to get the Sprut-SDM1

12th November 2018 - 10:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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The Airborne Troops branch of the Russian military is set to get its first Sprut-SDM1 self-propelled tank destroyers in 2020. According to the branch’s Commander-in-Chief, Col Gen Anatoly Sertyukov, the state testing of the new-generation weapons systems is set to begin by the end of the year.

The programme will be completed within 12 months in order for the first production Sprut-SDM1s to enter service in 2020.   

Serdyukov stated that each of the four Airborne Troops divisions and four independent brigades will be equipped with the new-generation self-propelled tank destroyers. Most likely each division and brigade will get a …

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