New Batch of Repair Vehicles Enter Service at Eastern Military District

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Twenty state-of-the-art armored recovery vehicles have entered into service with Russia’s Eastern Military District (EMD) for field repairs of weapons and equipment, the EMD spokesman said Wednesday.

KHABAROVSK (Sputnik) – Gordeev added that REM-KL vehicles are able to evacuate damaged vehicles or light armored vehicles, as well as weapons weighing up to 16 metric tonnes.

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"The 20 REM-KL vehicles are equipped with modern multi-profile equipment and instruments, and are designed for the tactical restoration or repair of military equipment and weapons in the field," Alexander Gordeev said.

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The EMD spokesman noted that crews were undergoing preparations to operate the recovery vehicles.

The REM-KL is designed on the basis of the Ural-532362 heavy-duty off-road army service truck. The vehicle is mounted with an IM-95 crane with the maximum load of 3 metric tonnes and an electric generator for welding jobs.

Its main advantages over predecessors include high maneuverability and the equipment available to perform more complex repairs on the ground.

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