07 Aug '18, 8am

#Russian #airborne units to receive prototypes of #Ptitselov air #defense system in 2020

The Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) will receive prototypes of the Ptitselov air-defense system in the coming years. Speaking to journalists on August 2, 2018, Col. Gen. Andrey Seryukov stated that the VDV will receive an initial batch of Ptitselov air-defense systems in 2020, adding that the technical design of the system has been completed. According to him, the vehicle will be based on the modular BMD-4M vehicle chassis, which is set to be the standard combat vehicle for the VDV. He did not indicate how large the batch of systems would be. BMD-4M displayed at Armya 2016, near Moscow (Picture source: Army Recognition) Once delivered to the military, the systems will be used in various drills in order to determine their capabilities. Russia has previously planned to begin serial deliveries of the system by 2022. Russia plans to include the Ptitselov in the SAP 2018-2027, th...

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