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Russian Army to Modernize 70% of Equipment by 2020: RChBD Troops Head

Sputnik News

06:28 13.11.2014(updated 06:28 13.11.2014)

The Head of the Russian Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RChBD) troops Maj. Gen. Eduard Cherkasov said that to have 70 percent of its weaponry and equipment modernized by 2020.

MOSCOW, November 13 (RIA Novosti) — The Russian Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RChBD) will have 70 percent of its weaponry and equipment modernized by 2020, head of the RChBD troops Maj. Gen. Eduard Cherkasov said Thursday.

'We have a task of raising the amount of modern equipment to 70 percent by 2020. The progress of the re-equipment process indicates that we will meet the deadline,' Cherkasov said.

The RChBD head added that to a large extent the modernization was carried out in order to minimize the involvement of people in the operation of special equipment which will allow for nearly eliminating the probability of error and reducing the risk for the lives of the military personnel.

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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