Russian Army to receive over 400 armored vehicles in 2021

Units of the Russian Army will receive more than 400 armored vehicles in 2021, the Defense Ministry’s press office said. “Under the state defense procurement program, defense contractors will hand over advanced and upgraded armored vehicles to the Russian Defense Ministry. The armored vehicles have demonstrated their effectiveness in various climatic conditions,” the press office said.

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T-80BVM main battle tank at the Victory Parade 2020 in Moscow  (Picture source: Vitaly Kuzmin)

The Army will get T-72B3M, T-80BVM and T-90M tanks, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), upgraded BMP-2M IFVs with the Berezhok combat module, and BTR-82A armored personnel carriers.

In 2020, Army units were planned to receive more than 460 BTR-82A armored personnel carriers with improved combat and running characteristics and upgraded BTR-82AM APCs, over 35 Msta-SM self-propelled artillery systems with an automated fire control system, more than 120 upgraded T-72B3M tanks, and over 30 Taifun 4×4 armored vehicles.

So far, no mention is made of T-14 Armata tanks and T-15 Armata IFVs.

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