Mongolia has received new batch of Russian military equipment including T-72A main battle tanks 12401162

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Mongolia has received new batch of Russian military equipment including T-72A main battle tanks
During a ceremony on December 9, 2015, Mongolia has take the delivery of Russian military equipment including T-72A main battle tanks and modernized BTR-70M APC. This transfer of combat equipment to Mongolia is provided in the framework of military and technical assistance of the Russian Federation.
     
During a ceremony on December 9, 2015, Mongolia has take the delivery of Russian military equipment including T-72A main battle tanks and modernized BTR-70M APC . This transfer of combat equipment to Mongolia is provided in the framework of military and technical assistance of the Russian Federation. The transfer ceremony of Russian main battle tank T-72A to Army of Mongolia. December 9, 2015
     
This shipment of modernized T-72A tanks and accompanying equipment to bolster the defense potential of the country was transferred to Mongolia under the current contract.

The ceremony which took place in the 1st mechanized infantry brigade of the Mongolian army was attended The Russian ambassador and Defense attaché of the Russian embassy in Mongolia.

In the past Mongolia has already received Russian-made military equipment including 100 main battle tanks T-72A, 40 BTR-70M APC, 20 BTR-80 and some military trucks.

The bilateral relations between Mongolia and the Russian Federation have been traditionally strong since the Communist era, when the Soviet Union supported Mongolian People's Republic.

Military-technical and defense cooperation between Russia and Mongolia is seeing intense development and has a rich history, starting in 1921. A great amount of armored and aviation hardware, combat planes and helicopters, artillery and air defense equipment has been transferred to Mongolia in the past decades.

Currently, Russian-Mongolian cooperation in the sphere is based on the Intergovernmental agreement on providing Mongolia with gratuitous military-technical assistance of 2004 and the Russian-Mongolian program of military-technical cooperation in the medium term of 2014.

The BTR-70M is a modernized version of the standard BTR-70 APC with turret, diesel engine and rear hull section of the BTR-80.

The T-72A is a further development of the T-72 which enters in service wit the Russian army in 1979. The T-72A is fitted with a new laser range-finder sight TPD-K1, a new 125mm cannon 2A46, 81 mm smoke grenade launcher system Type 902B, upgraded suspension for improved cross-country mobility and installation of a V-46-6 diesel engine.

This version also had a significant increase in armour protection, especially over the frontal arc of the turret.
     
The BTR-70M is a modernized version of the standard BTR-70 APC with turret, diesel engine and rear hull section of the BTR-80.Russian-made BTR-70M 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier 
 

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