Infantry: January 10, 2003

Archives

January 8, 2003: The Russian's Federal Border Service [FPS] will field a new mountain-trained unit in the near future, to reinforce the Russian-Georgian border along Chechnya's mountain passes. The unit has been conducting field experiments since November 2002. The units will be a mix of conscripts and contract soldiers, but all received special mountain warfare training. They will also be equipped with fairly modern anti-tank missiles and since the rebels use donkeys for mountain transportation, these weapons are obviously intended to help dig their targets out of caves and "sangers" (firing positions made of stone). Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Red Army had several mountain warfare divisions but all of those were disbanded over a decade ago. - Adam Geibel

 


Article Archive

Infantry: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
30

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 30 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close