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The Russian Military Industrial Company (VPK) unveils its new BTR-BM 8x8 wheeled armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) at Army-2021, Military Technical Forum that was held in the Patriotic Park near Moscow Russia. The BTR-BM is based on the BTR-82A but fitted with a new turret with one 30mm cannon and Konkurs-M anti-tank guided missiles and an enhanced armor package.

The Military-Industrial Company (VPK) has launched batch production of the latest BTR-82AT armored personnel carrier, CEO Alexander Krasovitsky told TASS at Army-2021 forum. "At present, VPK is producing only such vehicles for the Defense Ministry. They have additional protection and bar screens against jet grenades and guided shells," he said.

The Ruselectronics holding of the Rostec State Corporation presented the Listva (Foliage) remote mine-clearing machine to foreign specialists at the Army-2021 forum. The vehicle, developed by the Kaskad KPZ, allows the search and elimination of explosive devices at a distance of up to 100 meters using a system based on electromagnetic and induction means.

Technodinamika holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is testing a new parachute capable of landing combat swimmers in full gear directly onto the water. The system allows the combat swimmer to quickly and safely get rid of the parachute and proceed with their combat mission underwater.

The Kalashnikov Group offers to the customers an upgrade of the Dragunov SVD sniper rifle: "We offer a broad complex of solutions to upgrade the SVD platform beginning with sidebars and regulated buttstock up to the Vlasenko chassis that increases the characteristics of the rifle to the modern level," the company said.

The Kalashnikov Group says it is preparing the latest 5.45mm RPL-20 machine gun for preliminary trials: "We are creating light RPL-20 machinegun with belt feed in the framework of Sotnik R&D for the Defense Ministry. There is a prototype and we had the technical project approved. We are preparing it for preliminary trials". Batch production of the machinegun is likely to begin after all trials and test operations are completed.

Ulan-Ude aviation plant of Russian Helicopters Holding (Rostec State Corporation) presented at the static display of the Army-2021 International Military and Technical Forum in Patriot Park a sample of the latest modification of light multipurpose Ka-226T Climber helicopter, which will begin flight tests this fall.

KurganMashZavod PJSC (of High-Precision Systems JSC being part of Rostec State Corporation) intends to design a family of armored combat vehicles on the basis of Kurganets-25 IFV, as TASS learned from the press office of High-Precision Systems in the course of the Army-2021 International Military and Technical Forum.

Ruselectronics Holding of the Rostec State Corporation has for the first time demonstrated the Guard («Защита») mobile anti-drone system at the Army-2021 Forum. The system is invisible to other radars and resists electronic countermeasures owing to the use of the passive coherent location technology. The station is accommodated in three handheld cases and can be brought into the operating mode in 30 minutes.

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