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Zavet-D stands on threshold of mass production

31st January 2022 - 16:10 GMT | by Alex Orlov


Zavet-D artillery C2 vehicle. (Image: Russian MoD)

Russia still seems to prioritise modernisation of its airborne forces, as shown by the latest announcement about the Zavet-D artillery C2 vehicle.

Serial production of the new Zavet-D armoured vehicle for artillery C2 with the Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) is likely to begin later in 2022, after state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported in early January that the platform has successfully completed acceptance and army trials.

Zavet-D manufacturer Ruselectronics (part of the Rostec defence conglomerate) is now negotiating a contract with the Russian MoD.

Serial production would ‘meet [the] VDV’s need for this type of equipment on short notice’, RIA Novosti quoted an MoD source as saying.

Zavet-D is based on BTR-MDM Rakushka APC and it is intended to replace the elderly

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Alex Orlov


Alex Orlov

Alex Orlov is a freelance journalist based in Helsinki.

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