Russian Ground Forces Commander in Chief Col Gen. Oleg Salyukov confirmed what new hardware will appear in the parade in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda, the official newspaper of the ministry of defense.
According to the commander, the BMPT Terminator armored fighting vehicle, the Tor-M2 surface-to-air missile system, the Typhoon-K MRAP vehicle, as well as National Guard color scheme GAZ Tigr infantry mobility vehicles, Ural-432009 6x6 trucks, and Patrul MRAP vehicles will be taking part.
- A Terminator armored fighting vehicle during a Victory Day Military Parade rehearsal at the Alabino military training ground in the Moscow Region© Sputnik / Ramil Sitdikov
- A TOR-M2U all-weather short range missile systems during the rehearsal of the Victory Parade at the Alabino military training ground in the Moscow Region© Sputnik / Ramil Sitdikov
- Patrol and Tigr armored vehicles during a Victory Day Military Parade rehearsal at the Alabino military training ground in the Moscow Region© Sputnik / Ramil Sitdikov
- Ural-432009 armored vehicle during the rehearsal of the Victory Parade at the Alabino military training ground in the Moscow Region© Sputnik / Ramil Sitdikov
Other equipment at the parade will include Rakushka armored personnel carriers, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, the Buk-M2 anti-aircraft missile system, Pantsir-S1 combined SAM and anti-aircraft artillery system, the Iskander-M tactical missile system, and the Yars mobile intercontinental ballistic missile system. Armata tanks, Boomerang and Kurganets IFVs, Koalitsiya-SV howitzers and the Arctic paint scheme version of the Tor-M2DT will also make an appearance.
Over 70 aircraft will take to the sky for the aerial portion of the parade, including, for the first time, two Su-57 fifth-gen stealth fighters.
Tu-160, Tu-95MS, and Tu-22MZ strategic and long range bombers, Il-78 tankers, Il-76MD strategic airlift planes, Su-34 and Sukhoi Su-24 and Su-25 medium and frontline aviation bombers, Su-35S, Su-30SM, MiG-29s, MiG-31BM fighters, and Mi-26, Mi-8, Mi-28N, Ka-52 and Mi-35 helicopters will also appear, flying in from air bases in the Moscow, Tver, Saratov, Kaluga, Voronez, Lipetsk, and Niznhy Novgorod regions.
Parade rehearsals began on March 28 in Albino outside Moscow. They will be joined by air formations on April 9. On April 26 and May 3, the vehicles will make nighttime practice runs on Red Square, followed by a final dress rehearsal on May 6.
Russia and other republics of the former Soviet Union celebrate Victory Day on May 9, marking the Allies' victory over Nazi Germany on May 9, 1945.