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Russian Airborne Troops to receive new C4 system in 2021

10 January 2020
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Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) are completing development of a new command, control, communications and computer (C4) system in 2021 for their BTR-MDM, BMD-4M, and KamAZ-63968 armoured fighting vehicles, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on its website on 4 January.

The VDV's MRU-D command and control vehicle, pictured at Army 2019, one of the platforms that will be refitted with an upgraded C4 system. (Jane’s/Mark Cazalet)The VDV's MRU-D command and control vehicle, pictured at Army 2019, one of the platforms that will be refitted with an upgraded C4 system. (Jane's/Mark Cazalet)

The system will include a "basic communications and automated control system", reducing the time taken to communicate and share information at all decision-making levels by a factor of at least two, the ministry said.

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