The defense Ministry began a March for Arctic testing of new equipment

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Testing of new samples of military equipment from extreme weather conditions began in the Arctic. During the Autonomous March of the samples of new military equipment will have to go about 2000 km

The defense Ministry began testing new models of military equipment in the Arctic. In the Arctic expedition of specialists of the Main armored Directorate Russian defense Ministry and industry representatives.

“In the course of making Autonomous of the March stretching more than 2000 km will be assessed a separate new technical solutions on samples of military tracked vehicles, allowing low temperatures (down to minus 60 degrees Celsius) to maintain the autonomy required the willingness of the sample to perform tasks, maintaining the microclimate in the inhabited offices, especially the movement hummocks, deep snow in the polar night, during snow storms with wind speeds exceeding 35 m/s and other features of the far North”, — quotes “Interfax” the message of Department.

The expedition will pass from the village of Tiksi to the island of Kotelny and back on the ice covering the Laptev sea and the Straits between the Islands and the coastal area, told the defense Ministry.

During testing of civil and military experts explore features of operation of the army snowmobiles, two crawler transporters, special vehicles for low pressure tires, body-containers-frame prefabricated inflatable tents, water purification and desalination plants, means of medical support.

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