Over 100 pieces of modern hardware have joined Russia’s Southern Military District in October 2018 within the rearmament programme.
Press Release, 07 November 2018: Tank and motorised rifle units of Southern Military District receive such modern vehicles as T-72B3 tanks, BMP-3 IVFs and BTR-82A APCs.
This year, combined arms units, coastal troops of the Black Sea Fleet and Caspian Flotilla, Special Force of the SMD have received over 70 pieces of modern armoured and automobile hardware, artillery weapons, communication means, electronic warfare, engineering and special equipment.
Aviation units and military units of the Southern Military District received about 10 units of aviation equipment, including Su-27 SM3, Su-25SM3, Mi-8 AMTSh and Mi-8 MTPR helicopters aircraft under rearmament programme in October. Since the beginning of the year, in accordance with the rearmament plan troops, aviation units and military units of the Southern Military District received 15 aircraft, including An-148-100 military transport aircraft.
Southern Military District Troops are to be armed with modern armaments for ground, naval and air forces up to 70%, and some weapons – up to 100% by 2020. In total, since 2010, as part of the implementation of the state defence order, the troops received more than 10,000 units of latest and modernised weapons and military equipment, equipped with effective means of communication and automated control systems.
[ Source: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation ]