Russia has delivered a batch of armored reconnaissance and patrol vehicles BRDM-2 to the Central African Republic. first 10 cars have already been delivered to the capital of the CAR, the city of Bangui. This was reported by the Russian Embassy in the republic..
In total, the Russian military will supply the CAR 20 BRDM-2, the second batch will arrive in Bangui 20 October this year. All equipment is transferred free of charge. Delivery is carried out by plane An-124 “Ruslan” VTA VKS RF. Whether the BRDM-2 underwent modernization before delivery to the CAR is not reported. Also, except for BRDM-2, CAR military received a consignment of small arms and ammunition.
The first batch of cars delivered, ten more should arrive 20 October. Deliveries are free of charge
– according to the message of the embassy.
On the occasion of the delivery of the BRDM-2, a military parade was held at Bangui airport, attended by the President of the CAR Faustin-Arrange Touadera, as well as Minister of National Defense and Reconstruction of the Army Marie-Noel Coyara and Chief of the General Staff of the CAR Army.
Arrival of the equipment welcomed the leadership of the UN Multidisciplinary Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (small.
Provided armored personnel carriers increase the potential of the CAR Armed Forces. This helps to strengthen security in the country ahead of the upcoming elections., to be held 27 December
– It said in a statement.
In the autumn 2018 it was reported, that the Russian Ministry of Defense will create on the territory of the Central African Republic its representative office at the Ministry of National Defense of the country, whose tasks will include the issues of military and military-technical cooperation, Training of Russian specialists CAR military operation, repair and use it supplied equipment and weapons, as well as the restoration of the army of the republic. Today, there is a tactical training center in the CAR, in which Russian instructors train local military personnel. The center operates in the city of Berengo.
AT 2019 year, CAR President Faustin-Arrange Touadera said, that the republic would like to place a full-fledged military base of Russia on its territory.
The armed forces of the CAR - no more 2,5 thousands of people. In service there is a Soviet, South African and French weapons.