Russia building new airborne fighting vehicle



Moscow: A Russian defence firm is developing a new airborne fighting vehicle, according to the country's deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

"We are ready to continue the work on the new platforms that are currently being developed at Kurganmashzavod. This includes the Kurganets platform for the new airborne fighting vehicle," Rogozin said Monday.

He said the te General Staff of the Armed Forces will make the final decision on the system to be adopted.

"The industry may propose a variety of technical options to the Defence ministry but it may not act as the contracting authority," Rogozin said.

Earlier, Ground Forces commander Col. Gen. Vladimir Chirkin, the military will take delivery of new armored vehicles some time after 2015.

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