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Russian troops will receive in 2020, about four thousand cars

Russian troops will receive in 2020, nearly four thousand modern cars, said chief armored Directorate of the defense Ministry, Serhiy Bibik.

The twenty-ninth of may, the day of military motorist.

"In 2020 it is planned to purchase and place about 4 thousand units of modern vehicles," said Bibik in an interview with the newspaper "Red star".

He recalled that in 2019 the troops got about 3.5 thousand cars. The supply was taken 20 samples of military vehicles, including a secure car families "Typhoon" and "Typhoon-U", a modular platform with an Electromechanical transmission of the family "Platform-O" for installation, transportation and support of combat use of the particularly significant models of weapons, as well as protected ambulances at the tactical level of the family, "Lens" to collect and evacuate the wounded from the front edge.

Continues to develop the family car "Tornado" special vehicles "buggy" and protected air-car "Typhoon-VDV". Also is the modernization of production cars, multi-purpose "Vehicle M" and "Mustang".

Bibik added that the share of modern vehicles in parts of constant readiness of Armed Forces is 87%, and almost all of them (98%) are well maintained.

During the holiday, recalled the exploits of car forces and Deputy defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov. According to him, only during the first winter of the great Patriotic war military motorists on the "Road of life" to Leningrad was delivered 361 109 tons of cargo, evacuated 555 thousand people, removed 3700 cars industrial equipment. Only during the war years, motor unit carried more than 145 million tons of cargo, and the total mileage cars totaled more than 2.5 billion kilometres.

According to him, the Soviet soldiers-drivers were distinguished in Afghanistan. In an average year they were carrying on Afghan roads 780 thousand tons of cargo. And their experience was later applied in the counter-terrorist operation in the Chechen Republic.

Military motorists and help in peacetime. Only recently, they were taken to Krasnoyarsk Krai and the Republic of Dagestan goods and materials to assist the population in connection with the epidemiological situation.