Three new Linza Protected Field Ambulances of the tactical link of the Linza family have been delivered to the units of the Russian military base in Tajikistan. The equipment delivered to the formation is intended for medical units stationed in the Dushanbe and Bokhtar military towns. The Linza armored car is designed to search, collect and evacuate up to six wounded servicemen from the battlefield. The car was created on the basis of Kamaz Typhoon with a 4×4 wheel formula and is equipped with a modern engine that provides a car weighing about 16 tons with a speed of more than 100 kilometers per hour.
The new Linza Protected Field Ambulances protects against all types of small arms, withstands an explosion of up to eight kilograms in TNT equivalent under the wheel. The wheels are also armored, a car with a damaged wheel can drive up to 50 km more over rough terrain. The cars will be tested by Russian servicemen for their intended purpose during tactical and special exercises at the Lyaur and Sambuli ranges. The field ambulance enables provision of first aid in emergency situations during transportation, and at the same time ensures the declared level of ballistic and mine protection.
The Russian 201st Military Base is a Russian military base based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, part of the Central Military District. It was originally raised twice in World War II as part of the Soviet Union’s Red Army and is now part of the Russian Ground Forces. In October 2004, it was renamed the 201st Military Base. In October 2012, it was signed an agreement extending the term of deployment of the Russian military base in Tajikistan until 2042. The 201st military base in Tajikistan is Russia’s largest military facility outside of its borders. It is located in two cities — Dushanbe and Bokhtar.
Within the planned rearmament, about 100 units of new equipment, mostly the BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, as well as more than 10 T-72B1 tanks, have been delivered to the 201st military base in 2016, as well as a Borisoglebsk-2 EW system and a Garmony air defence radar plus Silok anti-drone EW complexes delivered in 2018. A battalion of unmanned aviation armed with Orlan-10 drones was formed in 2019. A first-ever divisional set of the air defense system S-300PS has entered combat duty at the Russian 201st military base in Tajikistan. 30 modernized T-72B3M tanks entered service in December 2021.