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Russian Army to Switch to Wheeled Armored Vehicles

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The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to equip the Ground Forces mostly with wheeled rather than tracked armored vehicles, GF commander Col. Gen. Vladimir Chirkin said on Monday.
“The Defense Ministry has decided to replace the majority of tracked armored vehicles with wheeled vehicles,” Chirkin said. “We will soon start R&D work on the development of wheeled vehicles.”
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I guess the BTR-90 isn't considered to be good enough although it meets the requirements for an IFV.

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Interview of State Duma Deputy Army General Nikolay Kovalev

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At the beginning of their career as operative policemen in the last-century 70s, neither he nor his friends could ever think that the time would come when they would again hear the sound of machine guns, and death notices would fly into the homes of Russian families.My conversation partner is State Duma Deputy Army General Nikolay Kovalev М. He made a career from an operative policeman in the district department of the USSR KGB for the city of Moscow and Moscow Oblast over to the director of the Federal Security Service of Russia. He was responsible for coordinating extremism and terrorism issues. He was awarded orders and medals. Yet, as he puts it himself, an operative policeman is still living inside him, and he always recalls with pleasure this work of his.
Our conversation appears to be in line with the newspaper concept: we are talking about shield and sword.

- Do you believe that terrorism is an eternal phenomenon?
- I think the entire human history is the history of terrorism. I would even refer the Killing of Abel by Cain to this category... The appearance of the state as an institution has triggered a whole chain of terrorist acts. Struggle for the Crown, struggle against the Crown... Struggle for and against power... The impossibility to solve the problem by political means spurred people on to various misdoings. Poison or dagger was used to settle the problem or conflict...
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Ukraine to Scrap Ordnance for Russian Fleet

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Ukraine will scrap 3,500 tons of ordnance from Russia’s Black Sea fleet under a 2012 contract worth 235 million rubles ($7.3 million).
Ukraine will scrap the ordnance at the UOSM-DM center in Gruzevitsa, Khmelnitsky Region, the head of Ukroboronservis, Yevgeny Golubenko, is quoted as saying in Thursday’s issue of the Ukrainian journal Sevodnya.
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Video of BTR-82A


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Soldiers with the 27th detached motor-rifle brigade of the Western Military District train to destroy moving targets from new BTR-82A armored personnel carrier. You can see how well the tank crews are doing in this RIA Novosti video from the Moscow region.
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That was a poorly informed report.

"I felt like I was in Star Wars since the turret operated in a way which has been standard for over 25 years in Western designs."

These RIA reports that are aimed at making the Russian Army look strong, to the educated observer show glaring weaknesses, even in 90 second clips.
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I wonder if it has more to do with the journalists knowing nothing at all, as usual.

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Технологии в машиностроении 2012 (Engineering technologies 2012)

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Russia considers hypersonic bomber

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