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Russia Airborne Force to receives new air-droppable armouredvehicles
Russia’s Airborne Force will start receiving battalion sets of air-droppable armored vehicles in 2019, Airborne Force Deputy Commander for Logistic Support Major-General Nariman Timergazin said.The advanced air-droppable armored vehicle has been developed as part of the Taifun-VDV R&D work, Timergazin added.
     
Russia’s Airborne Force will start receiving battalion sets of air-droppable armored vehicles in 2019, Airborne Force Deputy Commander for Logistic Support Major-General Nariman Timergazin said.The advanced air-droppable armored vehicle has been developed as part of the Taifun-VDV R&D work, Timergazin added.
K4386 "Typhoon-VDV" armoured vehicle
     
"The KAMAZ Group has developed a prototype air-droppable wheeled vehicle equipped with advanced weapons. The vehicle ensures a high degree of protection to its occupants," the deputy commander said. "The vehicle is currently undergoing trials that are planned to be completed in 2018. There are plans to launch the serial production of vehicles of the type in 2019 and start delivering their battalion sets to the Airborne Force," he added. "The vehicle has not been designated yet but it will be named before its serial production begins," Timergazin said.

According to the deputy commander, the Airborne Force has interacted with the Military and Industrial Company and the KAMAZ Group in the recent years to develop promising protected wheeled vehicles with combat modules. The vehicles are expected to meet the Airborne Force’s specific requirements. In particular, they are planned to be air-droppable.Timergazin also said that advanced wheeled vehicles operational with the Airborne Force exceeded 80% and Kamaz vehicles of the Mustang family made up the mainstay of the Airborne Force’s fleet.
     
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