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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Airborne Troops will be equipped with new communications systems in 2021, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday.

    “Re-equipment of units and formations of the Airborne Troops with new communications and control systems is scheduled to start in 2021,” the ministry said in a statement.

    The new systems will increase communications reliability by 50 percent, according to the Defence Ministry.

    Russia is actively modernizing its armament and military equipment amid the ongoing tensions in international relations.


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