Military Capabilities

Russian army chief details land force development

02 October 2018

The Russian land forces will receive over 2,500 new main weapon systems in 2018, army chief Colonel General Oleg Salyukov said at a press conference on 1 October. This will increase the share of modern armaments in service with the land forces to 54%, he added.

He reported that the service is being re-armed with new air-defence and artillery systems, as well as armour. “S-300V4, Buk-M3, and Tor-M2 surface-to-air missile [SAM] systems and Verba new generation man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADS) are being procured for air-defence units. Rocket artillery troops will receive Tornado-S multiple rocket launchers [MRLs] with increased range, accuracy, and effectiveness [compared with previously delivered MRLs].

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