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Russia to Produce World's Best Mechanized Infantry, Says Manufacturer

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The Deputy CEO of Concern Tractor Plants claims that Russia will produce an infantry fighting vehicle which will feature capabilities which are superior to those of foreign models.

MOSCOW, January 30 (Sputnik) – Russia will produce an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) with superior capabilities to foreign models, the deputy CEO of the Concern Tractor Plants holding said Friday.

The first multi-purpose armored vehicles will be put in service with the Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) this year after approval by a state commission - Sputnik International
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"We will produce new IFVs, the technical characteristics and price of which will be the best in the world. Another good fighting vehicle, the Puma, is made in Germany. Our IFV is not inferior to the Puma in terms of technical and tactical characteristics but is superior in swimming capacity," Alexei Losev said.

He stressed that one of the main advantages of the Russian IFV over European models is its ability to overcome water obstacles.

The vehicle will participate in the Victory Parade on Red Square in Moscow on May 9 alongside other new military vehicle models.

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