The plans to create a tank compound in the Chelyabinsk region became known in January 2016.
“The formation of a tank division in the southern Urals will be completed before the end of the year. The compound, whose armament will be based on the upgraded T-72 tanks, will include a moto-rifle and self-propelled artillery regiments, an anti-aircraft missile division, reconnaissance, engineer-sapper battalions, and communications and material support units,told the colonel.
He also noted that “the track, equipped for the Pan-Army stage of the Tank Biathlon and Suvorov Onslaught competitions, will be used in the training of the new connection tank crews”.
“This route will allow year-round at any time of the day to work out the driving standards, march, fire and other types of training,” Roschupkin added.