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New special equipment entered the engineering and sapper formation of the combined-arms formation of the Eastern Military District (VVO), deployed in the Trans-Baikal Territory, as part of the renovation of the pontoon-bridge park.

In total, more than 30 units of engineering equipment, based on the KAMAZ-53501 vehicle, as well as sets of auxiliary and rigging equipment, entered service.

The new technology allows engineering departments to approach the unequipped coast of the reservoir and build a bridge crossing about 1,000 m long, up to 7 m wide and with a carrying capacity of more than 100 tons. The building time for the bridge from the park is about 2 hours.

Such a bridge crossing, for example, makes it possible in the shortest possible time to ensure the transfer of a motorized rifle formation armed with heavy armored vehicles, special vehicles and artillery.

The pontoon park makes it possible to equip bridge and ferry crossings over water obstacles with a current speed of up to 4 m / s and waves of up to 3 points, which significantly exceeds the characteristics of previous crossings.

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