Let’s have a look at the military equipment of the 18th motorized rifle brigade dislocated in Georgia.
The brigade has been rearmed with new equipment. After Georgia had been enforced to peace, old tanks T-62 were substituted for T-72B and T-72B(M).
Tank T-72B is one of the most widely produced post-World War II tanks, second only to the T-54/55 family, and the basic design has also been further developed as the T-90.
Tanks T-72B(M) supplied with Contact-5.
Armored transport vehicles BTR-80 are slowly substituted by new and modern BTR-82A. Complete substitution of BTR-80 took place this year.
The BTR-82 wheeled armored vehicle features energy absorbing structures, a more powerful diesel engine developing 300-hp of power, crew and passengers special suspension seats, a sophisticated fire suppression system, reinforced floor protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), higher rate of firepower, improved ballistic protection, command, increased survivability by 20 percent, reliability and mobility.
Changes to the better were also observed for communication technology. BTR-80 is located on the left and R-149 BMR – on the right.
Command and control vehicle P-166-0,5.
Old control and command vehicles such as P-142H are used as well.