According to the Chief of Missile Forces and Artillery of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Mikhail Matveyevsky, Russia plans to double the combat capabilities of the Russian Ground Forces’ Missile Troops and Artillery (MT & A) by 2021, RIA Novosti reported.
Matveyevsky also said that "as part of the Land Force’s MT & A upgrade, it is planned to have three types of highly mobile brigades, equipped with advanced and modern weapons, military and special equipment rocket, rocket artillery, and artillery. The combat capabilities of all the weapons and equipment will be 1.5-2 times higher than their current capabilities."
Additionally, the Lieutenant-General stated that the qualitative improvements are taking place regarding structure, fighting strength and numbers. Furthermore, the antitank units will be equipped with a new missile complex, the Khrizantema-S, which can pierce the armor of all modern tanks even in adverse weather conditions. Matveyevsky concluded that the rearmament of the missile units with tactical missile complexes, Iskander-M, is underway.
Earlier, it was reported that the re-armament of the brigades of the Ground Forces with the tactical missile complexes, Iskander-M, will continue in 2017.