Tank units infantry formations of the Armed Forces of Russia, located in Chechnya, updated fleet of main battle tanks T-72. On this, as reported by "Interfax", said the head of the press service of the Southern Military District, Igor Gorbul. According to him, the military completely replaced the older T-72B1 modernized T-72BM, and now all units are fully equipped with armored tanks T-72BM. In addition, 23 January 2012 at the storage base in the Krasnodar region were sent to about 40 T-72B1. In early December 2011, it became known that the six brigades of the North Caucasus region have received more than 250 units of various armored vehicles, including main battle tanks T-90 and T-72BM, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3 and BTR-82A. According Gorbulya, to date, a new technique — the T-90A, BMP-3 and BTR-82A — fully re-motorized connections in North Ossetia and the Volgograd region, as well as tank battalions in Dagestan and Abkhazia.
In addition to the new military equipment troops in the North Caucasus region have received more than one hundred non-contact portable seekers explosive devices "Kite". These devices allow you to remotely detect various explosive devices containing radio-electronic components.
The rearming of troops is part of Russian state armaments program for 2011-2020, funding for which was set at 23 trillion rubles. This document provides for renewal of the military equipment of the Armed Forces by 70 percent.