Russia Delivers Armored Personnel Carriers for UN Troops in Bangladesh

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Russian Rosoboronexport presented more than 200 units of various military products at the defense exhibition Defense & Security 2017. The exhibition takes place in Bangkok from 6 – 9 November 2017.

BANGKOK (Sputnik) – Russia has completed the deliveries of BTR-80 amphibious armored personnel carriers (APC) to UN peacekeepers in Bangladesh, the APC manufacturer, Military Industrial Company (MIC) told Sputnik during the Defense & Security 2017 exhibition.

Previously, some media reported that Russia and Bangladesh in 2014 concluded a major contract for the delivery of about 330 armored personnel carriers BTR-80.

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BTR-80 — an armored personnel carrier created in the early 1980s. It is an upgraded version of the BTR-70. It is designed to transport soldiers, fire support personnel in battle, to attack manpower, to fight anti-tank weapons and lightly armored vehicles of the enemy. The machine is equipped with a large-caliber (14.5 mm) machine gun, a 7.62 mm machine gun and a smoke grenade launch system.

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Sputnik/ Evgeny BiyatovAn S23 Nona-SVK self-propelled gun, mounted on a BTR-80 armored personnel carrier, displayed in the run-up to the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in the Moscow Region

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