MOSCOW, November 12 (RIA Novosti) - Russian defense firm Kurganmashzavod is developing a new airborne fighting vehicle, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday.
“We are ready to continue the work on the new platforms that are currently being developed at Kurganmashzavod. This includes the Kurganets platform for the new airborne fighting vehicle,” Rogozin said.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces will make the final decision on the system to be adopted, he noted.
“The industry may propose a variety of technical options to the Defense Ministry but it may not act as the contracting authority,” Rogozin said.
Ground Forces commander Col. Gen. Vladimir Chirkin earlier said that the military will take delivery of new armored vehicles some time after 2015.