Acquisition of Russian armored personnel carriers was confirmed by Bangladesh


"Jane's Defence Weekly", the London weekly, reported that the acquisition of an additional batch of Russian armored personnel carriers (APCs) will be implemented Bangladesh. These APCs will be used, with the participation of the armed forces in peacekeeping missions of the UN.

The publication notes that the contract for the acquisition of BTR signed in 2011. The contract will almost certainly reflects the need to purchase additional 80 cars for the armed forces of Bangladesh. Likely to be purchased by BTR-80 Arzamas Machine Building Plant (AMZ), which is part of the "Military-Industrial Company" (MIC).

For the armed forces of Bangladesh since the 90s have been several batches of BTR-80. The total number currently assigned to machines made more than 200 units. Acquired earlier BTR-80 mainly uses the UN peacekeeping force of Bangladesh Armed Forces. Its population is approximately 9000 chelovek.Naprimer, for the Army of Bangladesh in 2006 Arzamas Machine-Building Plant has supplied batch of BTR-80 in the amount of 60 pieces.

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