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    Russian Military Base in Abkhazia Strengthened by Advanced BTRs

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    Mechanized infantry units of the Russian military base in the Republic of Abkhazia have received some 30 advanced BTR-82AM armored personnel carriers, the press service of the Southern Military District said on Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The BTR combat vehicles, delivered to the base by rail, include improved armor, Glonass navigation systems, 2A72 30mm cannon coupled with an upgraded 7.62mm machine gun, and have a more powerful 300hp engine.

    "The BTR-82AM is a significantly modernized version of BTR-80 and BTR-80A armored personnel carriers. It is superior to its predecessors in literally all characteristics," the press service said.

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