Ural Guards tank division to receive more than 20 modern weapon systems in 2021
More than 20 units of modern weapons and special military equipment will be received in 2021 by the units of the Guards Tank Division of the Central Military District (CVO), stationed in the Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions. Deliveries will be completed by the end of the year.
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BMP-2M IFV (Picture source: Russian MoD)
In 2021, a batch of 10 modernized BMP-2M infantry fighting vehicles will enter service with the motorized rifle units of the largest tank formation in the Central Military District. Unlike the models of earlier modifications, the BMP-2M has an automatic fire control system, which allows the commander and gunner to act as a single unit in the daytime and at night.
The division's anti-tank units will be armed with more than 10 Shturm-S self-propelled combat vehicles capable of destroying armored vehicles, including those equipped with reactive armor, as well as aerial targets and structures in all weather conditions.
This year, the armament fleet of armored reconnaissance units will be supplemented by the Sobolyatnik-O detection systems designed to monitor the situation at a distance of up to 30 kilometers, which allows analyzing target parameters with an accuracy of 10 meters and classifying them, dividing them into people and equipment.
Guards Vitebsko-Novgorod twice Red Banner tank division of the Central Military District was formed on December 1, 2016. It includes 3 tank, motorized rifle and self-propelled artillery regiments, an anti-aircraft missile battalion, a reconnaissance and engineer battalion, units and subunits of combat, logistic and technical support.