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Algerian BTR-80 in training

The Algerian armed forces continue to actively use the BTR-80. Recently, the Russian-made machines were involved in a major exercise Toufane 2018, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Algerian BTR-80 in training

“Floating armored personnel carriers with marines fighters were landed from the board of the assault helicopter dock Kalaat Beni-Abbes. They successfully captured bridgeheads on the coast, making it possible to break into the territory of the conditional enemy, ”the material says.

At the beginning of 2018, it was reported that the Algerian military command was considering replacing the 250-ti BTR-60 and 150-ti BTR-80 with more modern equipment. In particular, the talk was about the German Boxer armored vehicle.

However, according to the author, “because of the extremely high price (more than 4 million euros), this machine is unlikely to be widely used here, besides, Algeria is currently already assembling Boxer’s predecessors — the BTR Fuchs 2.” Most likely, they will be replaced by outdated BTR-60 (they are now being converted into self-propelled anti-tank systems with the Kornet ATGM).

As for the BTR-80, judging by the photos and video materials, they are not going to abandon them yet. In the Algerian army, "they still show a special interest in the exploitation of the" eighties, "who will serve in the army and marines of this country for a long time," the author concludes.
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    ANCIENT 11 May 2018 13: 54
    Now we need to agree with Algeria, we are weapons to them, and they are building us a pair of helicopter carriers.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 11 May 2018 14: 09
      But Algeria itself ordered them in Italy. This is SanZhorzhio ​​in localization (without Jewish components) and with a gun of general relativity - to make it more solid.
      Here is his daddy in the Italian Navy.
      1. san4es
        san4es 11 May 2018 21: 04

        hi ...Compact fellow
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  2. Monarchist
    Monarchist 11 May 2018 14: 18
    Quote: ANCIENT
    Now we need to agree with Algeria, we are weapons to them, and they are building us a pair of helicopter carriers.

    I did not know that Algeria is capable of building modern ships. Most likely, they bought a license from: South Korea, Italy or France, or maybe they just bought a finished ship
  3. PSN10
    PSN10 11 May 2018 14: 28
    Who will build Algeria ???? Not even funny.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 11 May 2018 14: 43
      Well, they are building corvettes in Merce Kabir - the truth is on a Chinese base.
      The last one last year was adopted by two more, seemingly on an impruved project, again with the active involvement of Chinese institutes (they will probably have small-radius air defense systems like FL-3000 - the Chinese clone RIM-116).

      600 tons. MTU energy. 2X2 C-802 missiles. Chinese Radars Type 363. Chinese MZA goalkeeper clone. Chinese 76mm gun - PJ-26 (advanced AK-176).
  4. Tahtvjd2868
    Tahtvjd2868 11 May 2018 14: 40
    During the database, will their generals also command leather chairs? Who has a leather chair in the middle of the dugout and the commander in chief! laughing
    But an armored personnel carrier moves out of a ramp with open hatches - did he accept the ballast? Is it an Algerian submarine?
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