Russian Airborne Troops

The Russian Airborne Troops or Vozdushno-desantnye voyska Rossii (VDV) is a military branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. First formed before World War II, the force undertook two significant airborne operations and a number of smaller jumps during the war and for many years after 1945 was the largest airborne force in the world. During 2016, in the Airborne Troops were formed three reconnaissance battalions and six tank companies, two companies of electronic warfare and unmanned aerial vehicles. Delivered 188 new and upgraded armored vehicles. Airborne Troops equipment level with modern weapons is 47%. In 2015-2016 five intelligence units and six tank units have been formed, over 3,000 new pieces of weaponry and special military equipment were supplied, the number of contract servicemen had grown by 1.5 times, while the troops training intensity had risen by 20 percent. 60,000 paratroopers, will expand to 72,000 paratroopers by 2019.
Russian Airborne Troops

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