Ground forces will wheeled armored vehicles instead of tracked

Ground forces will wheeled armored vehicles instead of tracked

Defense Ministry decided to transfer a large part of the Army armored vehicles with caterpillar on wheelbase, told reporters on Mon army chief of staff, Colonel-General Vladimir Chirkin.

"Office of the Ministry of Defence decided to transfer most of the armored vehicles on wheeled chassis. We open development work on the development of weapons on a wheelbase," — he said.

According Chirkina, soon tracked on a wheelbase will be transferred to self-propelled artillery, anti-aircraft missiles and anti-aircraft guns, and light tanks.

He explained the need to move armored vehicles wheelbase that the lifespan tracked vehicles 10 matches times smaller than the wheel.
"The supplies progress tracked vehicles to repair Polga — a maximum of 30 thousand kilometers, while the wheeled vehicles can reach 1 million miles" — added Chirkin.

The general said the transition armored vehicles wheelbase will allow to minimize the number of train traffic with its relocation to other regions.

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