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Russia: Latest military equipment showcased at National Guard council meeting01:50

Russia: Latest military equipment showcased at National Guard council meeting

Russian Federation, Moscow
February 9, 2017 at 19:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

The National Guard of Russia showcased their latest military equipment and armoured vehicles at their scientific and technical council meeting in Moscow, Thursday.

Besides the latest models of the Kamaz, Ural and UAZ vehicles, over 300 multifunctional and robotised surveillance and intelligence systems, communication devices, as well as arms, ammunition and armour were exhibited at the event.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin, who was in attendance, said "the National Guard of Russia has its own specific task and special status. In comparison to other Russian military organisations, the National Guard troops are constantly fighting."

The National Guard was founded by Russian President Vladimir Putin in April 2016 to secure borders, take charge of gun control, combat terrorism and organised crime, and to protect public order and guard important state facilities. The forces now have around 340,000 personnel in 84 units across the country.

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The National Guard of Russia showcased their latest military equipment and armoured vehicles at their scientific and technical council meeting in Moscow, Thursday.

Besides the latest models of the Kamaz, Ural and UAZ vehicles, over 300 multifunctional and robotised surveillance and intelligence systems, communication devices, as well as arms, ammunition and armour were exhibited at the event.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin, who was in attendance, said "the National Guard of Russia has its own specific task and special status. In comparison to other Russian military organisations, the National Guard troops are constantly fighting."

The National Guard was founded by Russian President Vladimir Putin in April 2016 to secure borders, take charge of gun control, combat terrorism and organised crime, and to protect public order and guard important state facilities. The forces now have around 340,000 personnel in 84 units across the country.

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