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Weapons and equipment of Russian Ground Forces

October 01, 2015, 17:55 UTC+3
Russian Ground Forces day is marked on October 1
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Kalashnikov rifle, or AK-47 was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army in 1949. Military forces in 106 countries around the globe are armed with AK-47s
Kalashnikov rifle, or AK-47 was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army in 1949. Military forces in 106 countries around the globe are armed with AK-47s
Kalashnikov rifle, or AK-47 was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army in 1949. Military forces in 106 countries around the globe are armed with AK-47s
© TASS/Alexander Ryumin
Dragunov SVD was the standard sniper rifle issued to the Red Army and most Warsaw Pact nations during the Cold war. It's in service already for more than 50 years
Dragunov SVD was the standard sniper rifle issued to the Red Army and most Warsaw Pact nations during the Cold war. It's in service already for more than 50 years
Dragunov SVD was the standard sniper rifle issued to the Red Army and most Warsaw Pact nations during the Cold war. It's in service already for more than 50 years
© Vitaly V. Kuzmin
Pecheneg SP light machine gun produced since 1999 is said to be more accurate than all its predecessors. The weapon is capable of having a telescopic sight or other sights mounted on it, increasing its accuracy and effective range
Pecheneg SP light machine gun produced since 1999 is said to be more accurate than all its predecessors. The weapon is capable of having a telescopic sight or other sights mounted on it, increasing its accuracy and effective range
Pecheneg SP light machine gun produced since 1999 is said to be more accurate than all its predecessors. The weapon is capable of having a telescopic sight or other sights mounted on it, increasing its accuracy and effective range
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
RPG-7 is a portable, reusable, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. The RPG has been used in almost all conflicts across all continents since the mid-1960s
RPG-7 is a portable, reusable, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. The RPG has been used in almost all conflicts across all continents since the mid-1960s
RPG-7 is a portable, reusable, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. The RPG has been used in almost all conflicts across all continents since the mid-1960s
© ITAR-TASS/Marina Lystseva
AGS-17 Plamya automatic grenade launcher produced since 1971 is a heavy infantry support weapon, operating from a tripod or mounted on an installation or vehicle
AGS-17 Plamya automatic grenade launcher produced since 1971 is a heavy infantry support weapon, operating from a tripod or mounted on an installation or vehicle
AGS-17 Plamya automatic grenade launcher produced since 1971 is a heavy infantry support weapon, operating from a tripod or mounted on an installation or vehicle
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Bobylev
Verba is a man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile. The system is in serial production for the Russian Armed Forces, with several ground forces and airborne brigades receiving Verbas since 2014
Verba is a man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile. The system is in serial production for the Russian Armed Forces, with several ground forces and airborne brigades receiving Verbas since 2014
Verba is a man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile. The system is in serial production for the Russian Armed Forces, with several ground forces and airborne brigades receiving Verbas since 2014
© ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
BMP-3 amphibious infantry fighting vehicle is one of the most heavily armed infantry combat vehicles in service
BMP-3 amphibious infantry fighting vehicle is one of the most heavily armed infantry combat vehicles in service
BMP-3 amphibious infantry fighting vehicle is one of the most heavily armed infantry combat vehicles in service
© ITAR-TASS/Marina Lystseva
BTR-80 amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) designed in the USSR is in service 1986. It was first deployed during Soviet war in Afghanistan
BTR-80 amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) designed in the USSR is in service 1986. It was first deployed during Soviet war in Afghanistan
BTR-80 amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) designed in the USSR is in service 1986. It was first deployed during Soviet war in Afghanistan
© TASS/Yuri Smityuk
Khrizantema (NATO reporting name AT-15 Springer) supersonic anti-tank missile was unveiled in July 1996. It is designed as an all weather, multi-purpose missile system that could defeat current and future armoured units
Khrizantema (NATO reporting name AT-15 Springer) supersonic anti-tank missile was unveiled in July 1996. It is designed as an all weather, multi-purpose missile system that could defeat current and future armoured units
Khrizantema (NATO reporting name AT-15 Springer) supersonic anti-tank missile was unveiled in July 1996. It is designed as an all weather, multi-purpose missile system that could defeat current and future armoured units
© AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
Kornet anti-tank guided missile is intended to deal with main battle tanks
Kornet anti-tank guided missile is intended to deal with main battle tanks
Kornet anti-tank guided missile is intended to deal with main battle tanks
© TASS/Sergei Fadeichev
T-80U is main battle tank of T-80 family. It became the world's first tank with a gas turbine engine.
T-80U is main battle tank of T-80 family. It became the world's first tank with a gas turbine engine.
T-80U is main battle tank of T-80 family. It became the world's first tank with a gas turbine engine.
© Vitaly V. Kuzmin
T-72B3 is Russian main battle tank of T-72 family. It can be seen as a low-cost alternative to the T-90A tank
T-72B3 is Russian main battle tank of T-72 family. It can be seen as a low-cost alternative to the T-90A tank
T-72B3 is Russian main battle tank of T-72 family. It can be seen as a low-cost alternative to the T-90A tank
© ITAR-TASS/Dmitriy Rogulin
T-90 is a Russian third-generation main battle tank that is essentially a modernisation of the T-72B, incorporating many features of the T-80U. It is currently the most modern tank in service with the Russian Ground Forces
T-90 is a Russian third-generation main battle tank that is essentially a modernisation of the T-72B, incorporating many features of the T-80U. It is currently the most modern tank in service with the Russian Ground Forces
T-90 is a Russian third-generation main battle tank that is essentially a modernisation of the T-72B, incorporating many features of the T-80U. It is currently the most modern tank in service with the Russian Ground Forces
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
T-14 Armata is a Russian 5th generation main battle tank. Armata is a heavy unified platform created for tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. The new-generation tank boasts an unmanned turret, fully digitalized control and an isolated armored capsule accommodating the crew
T-14 Armata is a Russian 5th generation main battle tank. Armata is a heavy unified platform created for tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. The new-generation tank boasts an unmanned turret, fully digitalized control and an isolated armored capsule accommodating the crew
T-14 Armata is a Russian 5th generation main battle tank. Armata is a heavy unified platform created for tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. The new-generation tank boasts an unmanned turret, fully digitalized control and an isolated armored capsule accommodating the crew
© TASS/Donat Sorokin
Iskander-M is a version of the Iskander tactical missile system supplied to the Russian Armed Forces. It is capable of hitting targets deep inside the enemy lines. The system’s firing range is up to 500 km. The complex comprises a launcher with two missiles, a missile-transporter loader, a command post vehicle, a technical maintenance vehicle, a set of arsenal equipment, a data processing unit, as well as training facilities
Iskander-M is a version of the Iskander tactical missile system supplied to the Russian Armed Forces. It is capable of hitting targets deep inside the enemy lines. The system’s firing range is up to 500 km. The complex comprises a launcher with two missiles, a missile-transporter loader, a command post vehicle, a technical maintenance vehicle, a set of arsenal equipment, a data processing unit, as well as training facilities
Iskander-M is a version of the Iskander tactical missile system supplied to the Russian Armed Forces. It is capable of hitting targets deep inside the enemy lines. The system’s firing range is up to 500 km. The complex comprises a launcher with two missiles, a missile-transporter loader, a command post vehicle, a technical maintenance vehicle, a set of arsenal equipment, a data processing unit, as well as training facilities
© TASS/Dmitriy Rogulin
Russia's Tornado universal multiple rocket launcher was unveiled in 2007. Tornado-G system is based on the BM-21 Grad. It entered series production in 2013
Russia's Tornado universal multiple rocket launcher was unveiled in 2007. Tornado-G system is based on the BM-21 Grad. It entered series production in 2013
Russia's Tornado universal multiple rocket launcher was unveiled in 2007. Tornado-G system is based on the BM-21 Grad. It entered series production in 2013
© Vadim Grishankin/Russian Defense Ministry's press service
Smerch multiple rocket launcher is designed to defeat personnel, armored, and soft-skinned targets in concentration areas, artillery batteries, command posts and ammunition depots. It was created in the early 1980s and entered service in 1989
Smerch multiple rocket launcher is designed to defeat personnel, armored, and soft-skinned targets in concentration areas, artillery batteries, command posts and ammunition depots. It was created in the early 1980s and entered service in 1989
Smerch multiple rocket launcher is designed to defeat personnel, armored, and soft-skinned targets in concentration areas, artillery batteries, command posts and ammunition depots. It was created in the early 1980s and entered service in 1989
© EPA/SANTI DONAIRE
TOS-1A 200mm caliber multiple rocket launcher was developed in 2001
TOS-1A 200mm caliber multiple rocket launcher was developed in 2001
TOS-1A 200mm caliber multiple rocket launcher was developed in 2001
© Vitaly V. Kuzmin
2S34 Hosta with the 122mm gun is a modernized version of the 2S1 Gvosdika
2S34 Hosta with the 122mm gun is a modernized version of the 2S1 Gvosdika
2S34 Hosta with the 122mm gun is a modernized version of the 2S1 Gvosdika
© ITAR-TASS/Dmitriy Rogulin
Msta-S self-propelled 152 mm howitzer entered service in 1989. The vehicle is based on the T-80 tank hull
Msta-S self-propelled 152 mm howitzer entered service in 1989. The vehicle is based on the T-80 tank hull
Msta-S self-propelled 152 mm howitzer entered service in 1989. The vehicle is based on the T-80 tank hull
© TASS/Alexei Dityakin
Akatsia 152 self-propelled howitzer entered service in 1971
Akatsia 152 self-propelled howitzer entered service in 1971
Akatsia 152 self-propelled howitzer entered service in 1971
© ITAR-TASS/Anton Butsenko
Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled tracked howitzer is first seen in public in 2015. The 2S35 is expected to replace the 2S19 Msta in the Russian Ground Forces
Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled tracked howitzer is first seen in public in 2015. The 2S35 is expected to replace the 2S19 Msta in the Russian Ground Forces
Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled tracked howitzer is first seen in public in 2015. The 2S35 is expected to replace the 2S19 Msta in the Russian Ground Forces
© TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system represents the latest air defense technology by using phased array radars for both target acquisition and tracking
Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system represents the latest air defense technology by using phased array radars for both target acquisition and tracking
Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system represents the latest air defense technology by using phased array radars for both target acquisition and tracking
© ITAR-TASS/Dmitriy Rogulin
TOR-M1 surface-to-air missile system is a mobile, integrated air defense system, designed for operation at medium, low and very low altitudes
TOR-M1 surface-to-air missile system is a mobile, integrated air defense system, designed for operation at medium, low and very low altitudes
TOR-M1 surface-to-air missile system is a mobile, integrated air defense system, designed for operation at medium, low and very low altitudes
© Photo courtesy of Almaz-Antei press service
Buk-M2 is a medium-range advanced defense missile complex designed and manufactured by Almaz-Antey
Buk-M2 is a medium-range advanced defense missile complex designed and manufactured by Almaz-Antey
Buk-M2 is a medium-range advanced defense missile complex designed and manufactured by Almaz-Antey
© TASS/Sergei Fadeichev
S-300 system first deployed in 1979 is designed for the air defense of large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases, and control of airspace against enemy strike aircraft
S-300 system first deployed in 1979 is designed for the air defense of large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases, and control of airspace against enemy strike aircraft
S-300 system first deployed in 1979 is designed for the air defense of large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases, and control of airspace against enemy strike aircraft
© TASS/Vitaly Nevar
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Kalashnikov rifle, or AK-47 was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army in 1949. Military forces in 106 countries around the globe are armed with AK-47s
© TASS/Alexander Ryumin
Dragunov SVD was the standard sniper rifle issued to the Red Army and most Warsaw Pact nations during the Cold war. It's in service already for more than 50 years
© Vitaly V. Kuzmin
Pecheneg SP light machine gun produced since 1999 is said to be more accurate than all its predecessors. The weapon is capable of having a telescopic sight or other sights mounted on it, increasing its accuracy and effective range
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
RPG-7 is a portable, reusable, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. The RPG has been used in almost all conflicts across all continents since the mid-1960s
© ITAR-TASS/Marina Lystseva
AGS-17 Plamya automatic grenade launcher produced since 1971 is a heavy infantry support weapon, operating from a tripod or mounted on an installation or vehicle
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Bobylev
Verba is a man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile. The system is in serial production for the Russian Armed Forces, with several ground forces and airborne brigades receiving Verbas since 2014
© ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
BMP-3 amphibious infantry fighting vehicle is one of the most heavily armed infantry combat vehicles in service
© ITAR-TASS/Marina Lystseva
BTR-80 amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) designed in the USSR is in service 1986. It was first deployed during Soviet war in Afghanistan
© TASS/Yuri Smityuk
Khrizantema (NATO reporting name AT-15 Springer) supersonic anti-tank missile was unveiled in July 1996. It is designed as an all weather, multi-purpose missile system that could defeat current and future armoured units
© AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
Kornet anti-tank guided missile is intended to deal with main battle tanks
© TASS/Sergei Fadeichev
T-80U is main battle tank of T-80 family. It became the world's first tank with a gas turbine engine.
© Vitaly V. Kuzmin
T-72B3 is Russian main battle tank of T-72 family. It can be seen as a low-cost alternative to the T-90A tank
© ITAR-TASS/Dmitriy Rogulin
T-90 is a Russian third-generation main battle tank that is essentially a modernisation of the T-72B, incorporating many features of the T-80U. It is currently the most modern tank in service with the Russian Ground Forces
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
T-14 Armata is a Russian 5th generation main battle tank. Armata is a heavy unified platform created for tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. The new-generation tank boasts an unmanned turret, fully digitalized control and an isolated armored capsule accommodating the crew
© TASS/Donat Sorokin
Iskander-M is a version of the Iskander tactical missile system supplied to the Russian Armed Forces. It is capable of hitting targets deep inside the enemy lines. The system’s firing range is up to 500 km. The complex comprises a launcher with two missiles, a missile-transporter loader, a command post vehicle, a technical maintenance vehicle, a set of arsenal equipment, a data processing unit, as well as training facilities
© TASS/Dmitriy Rogulin
Russia's Tornado universal multiple rocket launcher was unveiled in 2007. Tornado-G system is based on the BM-21 Grad. It entered series production in 2013
© Vadim Grishankin/Russian Defense Ministry's press service
Smerch multiple rocket launcher is designed to defeat personnel, armored, and soft-skinned targets in concentration areas, artillery batteries, command posts and ammunition depots. It was created in the early 1980s and entered service in 1989
© EPA/SANTI DONAIRE
TOS-1A 200mm caliber multiple rocket launcher was developed in 2001
© Vitaly V. Kuzmin
2S34 Hosta with the 122mm gun is a modernized version of the 2S1 Gvosdika
© ITAR-TASS/Dmitriy Rogulin
Msta-S self-propelled 152 mm howitzer entered service in 1989. The vehicle is based on the T-80 tank hull
© TASS/Alexei Dityakin
Akatsia 152 self-propelled howitzer entered service in 1971
© ITAR-TASS/Anton Butsenko
Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled tracked howitzer is first seen in public in 2015. The 2S35 is expected to replace the 2S19 Msta in the Russian Ground Forces
© TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system represents the latest air defense technology by using phased array radars for both target acquisition and tracking
© ITAR-TASS/Dmitriy Rogulin
TOR-M1 surface-to-air missile system is a mobile, integrated air defense system, designed for operation at medium, low and very low altitudes
© Photo courtesy of Almaz-Antei press service
Buk-M2 is a medium-range advanced defense missile complex designed and manufactured by Almaz-Antey
© TASS/Sergei Fadeichev
S-300 system first deployed in 1979 is designed for the air defense of large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases, and control of airspace against enemy strike aircraft
© TASS/Vitaly Nevar

Russian Ground Forces day is marked on October 1. Under the country’s army re-equipment program, Russia’s Ground Forces are due to receive 5,000 pieces of new armored vehicles and 6,000 pieces of modernized weaponry by 2020. Weapons and equipment of Russian Ground Forces - in this photo gallery by TASS.

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