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Russia Completes Tests of NBC Recon Vehicle

RIA Novosti

13:47 12/03/2012

MOSCOW, March 12 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Airborne Assault Forces have successfully completed the testing of the first three radiation, chemical and biological (NBC) reconnaissance vehicles, Defense Ministry spokeswoman Irina Kruglova said on Monday.

The vehicle features detection devices, including an automatic chemical alarm system, a detection set for chemical agents, a meteo set, a sampling device, an automatic detector and a flag dispenser to mark contaminated areas.

Two of the three RKhM-5 vehicles will now be sent to the Pskov AAF Division and the third will remain with the Tula AAF Division, where the vehicles were tested.

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