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Russian Army to Receive Upgraded Flame Weapons: RChBD Troops Head

Sputnik News

06:39 13.11.2014(updated 06:39 13.11.2014)

The head of the Russian Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense Maj. Gen. Eduard Cherkasov said that flame units of the RChBD Troops to receive upgraded flame weapons soon.

MOSCOW, November 13 (RIA Novosti) — Flame units of the Russian Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RChBD) will soon receive upgraded flame weapons, head of the RChBD troops Maj. Gen. Eduard Cherkasov said Thursday.

'For the future we are creating special ammunition that will hit highly secure defense constructions. Shortly, infantry flame units will receive new weaponry with higher fire precision and the penetration before exploding effect, ability to destroy fortified emplacements, armored equipment, and personnel in trenches,' Cherkasov said.

He said that the efficiency of the flame weapons would increase significantly, noting that flame weapons were a very powerful means of destroying an enemy at a close distance.

'Flame weapons are very efficient in close combat and have not only physically destructive but also psychological effect on an enemy,' the RChDB head said.

The Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense in Russia are tasked with assessing radiological, chemical and biological environment, protecting units against radiological, chemical and biological contamination, decreasing the visibility of troops and facilities, as well as conducting attacks by flame-incendiary means among other things.


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