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Today on the territory guards airborne assault black of a name of Alexander Nevsky regiment of the Pskov guards airborne compounds under the supervision of the Deputy commanders for armaments of guards Colonel Alexei Zaitsev, a solemn ritual transfer of new models of military equipment, the personnel of the military unit.

The composition of the battalion set of equipment for paratroopers from Pskov is about 40 combat vehicles of a new generation of BMD-4M and BTR-MDM “Rakushka”.

In a solemn ceremony with the participation of command and the military guards of the compound, as well as veterans of the new equipment transferred to the staff of one of the assault battalions of the famous regiment.

As noted in his speech, the Deputy commander of the Pskov connection Colonel of the guards Alexey Zaitsev created by the designers of combat vehicles increase the strength of the airborne troops, who guard Russia’s national interests.

Equipping troops with modern technology and management tools helps to increase the combat capabilities of airborne units, and the implementation of the tasks of the state defense order in the interests of the airborne troops will increase the number of new and upgraded models.

All members of the assault battalion received new equipment, have passed a two-month course of training and retraining on the new weapons in Omsk on the base of 242nd training centre (training of Junior specialists of the airborne troops).


BMD-4M is the latest high-speed floating tracked vehicle is equipped with the most modern high-tech weapons systems. With the advent of these machines in combat and combat capabilities of units of the Pskov connection VDV will increase significantly.

The main armament BMD-4M includes 100-mm gun with ammunition and 34 high-explosive shells and four missiles “Arkan”, 30-mm automatic gun with ammunition, 500 rounds for different purposes and 7.62-mm machine gun.

The BTR-MDM Rakushka — Russian desantiruemye armored personnel carrier, developed at the Volgograd tractor plant. The machine has a weight of 13.2 tons and is armed with two machine guns.

The crew consists of two people, and the number of passengers inside the vehicle reaches 13 people. “Shell” is intended for transportation of personnel (troops), ammunition, spare parts and combustive-lubricating materials.

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