In the Eastern Military District, by the end of the year, two anti-aircraft missile regiments will be re-equipped with S-400 complexes. This was announced by the Minister of Defense of Russia Sergei Shoigu on Thursday, September 17, during the collegium of the military department.
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According to him, two anti-aircraft missile divisions will be re-equipped with Buk-M1-2 complexes.
“By the end of the year, the district will receive over 500 units of new and modernized equipment,” he said.
As the minister added, all this will allow the rearmament of 14 formations.
The military-political situation in the Eastern strategic direction remains tense; a set of measures is envisaged there to neutralize emerging threats. Troops are being built up in especially important areas.
As previously reported on Thursday, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles were covered with additional protective screens – in the form of bars and armored shields. Starting this year, they will be used to equip the main working equipment of Russian motorized riflemen.