In the armored infantry divisions connections Armed Forces, located in Chechnya, has been updated park main battle tanks T-72. This was stated by Igor Gorbul, head of the press service of the Southern Military District. According Gorbulya, old T-72B1 were completely changed the modernized T-72BM, at the current time, all armored units equipped with these tanks. Also, January 23, 2012 in Krasnodar Krai on the storage base sent 40 T-72B1.
First, in December last year it was reported that at the disposal of six brigades of the North Caucasus region received more 250 armored vehicles for different purposes. Among their main battle tanks T-72BM and T-90, BTR-82A and BMP-3. According to the head of the press service, the current time only brand new technology is at the motorized joints in the Volgograd region and North Ossetia, and tank battalions in Abkhazia and Dagestan.
Apart from the latest military equipment, troops of the North Caucasus region were armed more hundred "Kite" — non-contact portable seekers explosive devices. These devices can detect at a distance of various explosive devices that contain radio-electronic components.
The rearming of troops is carried out in the framework of state programs from Russian arms for 2011-2020. The amount of funding programs from this set at 23 trillion. rubles. This document provides for renewal of military aircraft fleet by 70%.