Russia donates engineering hardware to Tajikistan army
Russia’s Defense Ministry has handed over more than 40 items of engineering and special hardware to Tajikistan for free, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said.
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TMK-2 trenching vehicle (Picture source: Vitaly Kuzmin)
During the handover ceremony that took place in Dushanbe, Russia was represented by Central Military District Commander Colonel General Alexander Lapin. “The equipment we have handed over is effective and reliable. It is able to fulfill a wide range of tasks in mountain and hard-to-reach areas. The engineering hardware will increase the combat capabilities and mobility of the Tajik armed forces,” Lapin said.
The Tajik armed forces received engineering reconnaissance vehicles, MTO-I maintenance vehicles, TMK-2 wheeled trenching machines, an excavator and a powerplant. The batch included radars too.
“Russia views Tajikistan as a reliable ally in the Central Asia region and is helping to strengthen its defense potential under the program of the modernization of the National Armed Forces”, Colonel General Alexander Lapin said. Chief of the General Staff of the Tajik Armed Forces and First Deputy Defense Minister Lieutenant General Emomali Sobirzoda thanked Russia for the handover.
In February 2019, a batch of Russian military goods was handed over to Tajikistan as gratuitous assistance. The batch's value is worth more than $9 million.
In October 2019, Russia handed over another batch of military hardware worth about 320 million rubles to Tajikistan for free. The batch included a radar and upgraded BRDM-2M armored reconnaissance vehicles.
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