Russian plans to cut 90% of the number of active tanks, retaining only 2000
latest Russian-made T-90 main battle tanks are only a small amount into the military service
LONDON, July 2 news: According to the Russian Interfax reported that Russian Defense Ministry a bit of anonymity, sources said on July 1, after a comprehensive reform, the number of Russian armed forces equipped with tanks will be reduced to 2000, representing about 90% of the previous dip.
the sources, will be the next E Tanke forces with two separate tank brigades and brigade-level forces in standing in more than 20 tank battalions. In the reform plan is completed, the number of Russian tanks and equipment in 2005 will drop to about one-tenth.
He also claimed that the Russian armed forces General Staff has identified the Army brigade-level forces and naval coastal defense force structure in the preparation of tank units. It is reported that the Russian military’s future will be two separate tank brigades deployed in the Siberian Military District and the Moscow Military District.
At the same time, the Russian Defense Ministry before the Secretary General car armored vehicles in an Interfax interview that, although the tank’s role on the battlefield in the future will not be as important to the past, but can not currently find a place in the army of the status of combat power.
from the former Soviet Union in 1929 has been set up tanks, tanks, and the former Soviet Union has been the primary Russian ground assault by means of dependence. July 11, 1946, in recognition and commemoration of the tank forces during the Great Patriotic War, the establishment of the excellent contributions, the former Soviet Union also set up a tank soldier on.
according to official data released by the Russian Defense Ministry, now the Russian armed forces were equipped with T-62, T-64, T-72, T-80 and T-90 main battle tanks and other types of models . One, T-90 is the T-72B and T-80 in-depth improvement models. However, as the Russian Army to obtain funding is limited, the Russian military equipment, T-90 tanks and other new number is still very limited. (Spring)