BTR-82A Armored Vehicles First Used During Russian Drills in Tajikistan


08:55 26.07.2016(updated 12:33 26.07.2016)

Russian troops used the BTR-82A armored personnel carriers for the first time during drills in Tajikistan, an aid to the commander of Russia’s Central Military District said Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — There is a number of significant differences between the new BTR-82A and their predecessors, the commander noted. The armored vehicles’ firepower has been increased due to a 30-mm aircraft cannon being installed, while high angle barrel lifting allows for a more efficient attacks in mountainous areas.

“Soldiers stationed in Tajikistan as part of the 201st Military Base used the new BTR-82A for the first time during maneuvers in the foothills of the Eastern Pamirs,” Col. Yaroslav Roschupkin told reporters.

The motorized infantry troops managed to strike targets at a distance of 1.2 kilometers (0.75 miles) and 1.7 kilometers on complex terrain, Roschupkin added.

Original post @sputniknews.com


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