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MT-LB
The MT-LB
MT-LB
(Russian: Многоцелевой Тягач Легкий Бронированный, Mnogotselevoy Tyagach Legky Bronirovanny / Multi-Purpose Towing Vehicle Light Armoured) is a Soviet multi-purpose fully amphibious auxiliary armored tracked vehicle, which was first introduced in the late 1960s. Initially, the vehicle was known as the M 1970 in the west.Contents1 Development 2 Description 3 Variants3.1 Former USSR 3.2 Russia 3.3 Bulgaria 3.4 East Germany 3.5 Iraq 3.6 Poland 3.7 Sweden 3.8 List of conflicts4 Operators4.1 Current operators 4.2 Former operators5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 External linksDevelopment[edit] In the 1970s, the Soviet Central Auto and Tractor Directorate began a development program to replace the AT-P series of artillery tractors (which were based on the ASU-57
ASU-57
airborne self-propelled gun) with a new generation of vehicles
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Armored Personnel Carrier
An armoured personnel carrier (APC) is a type of armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) designed to transport infantry to the battlefield. APCs are colloquially referred to as 'battle taxis' or 'battle buses', among other things
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First Chechen War
Chechen victoryKhasav-Yurt Accord Russia– Chechen Peace Treaty Withdrawal of Russian federal troops from Chechnya
Chechnya
by the end of December 1996 Continuation of Chechnya's de facto independence, however de jure it remained a part of the
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RBS 70
RBS 70
RBS 70
(Robotsystem 70, "robot" meaning "missile" in this context in Swedish) is a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) designed for anti-aircraft warfare in all climate zones and with little to no support from other forces. Originally designed and manufactured by the Swedish defence firm of Bofors
Bofors
Defence (now Saab Bofors
Bofors
Dynamics, since 2000). It uses the RB 70 missile which is also in use in a number of other Swedish missile systems.Contents1 History 2 Design2.1 Latest upgrade3 Operational use 4 Operators4.1 Current operators5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The RBS 70
RBS 70
was developed to supply the Swedish air defense with a low-cost, easy-to-use and effective short-range SAM system
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BILL 1 Anti-tank Guided Weapon
The RBS 56 BILL[1] is a Swedish manportable SACLOS wire-guided anti-tank missile developed by AB Bofors. Development began in 1979 and entered production in 1985. BILL stands for (Bofors, Infantry, Light and Lethal). By 1996 15,000 missiles had been produced and supplied to the Swedish and Austrian armies. Between 1996 and 1997 Brazil
Brazil
received a number of missiles. In the late 1990s production shifted to the RBS 56B BILL 2. The Swedish army received the first deliveries of the BILL 2 in 1999. Description[edit] A man portable BILL system consists of a missile in a sealed launch tube, tripod, day sight and thermal night-vision sight. The missile's shaped charge warhead is aimed downwards at an angle of 30 degrees and is triggered by a proximity fuze as the missile passes over the intended target. The top attack warhead allows the missile to strike the thinner top armour of tanks
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Soviet–Afghan War
 Soviet Union 40th Army Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Supported by:  India[1][2]   East Germany
East Germany
(1979–1980)[3] Sunni Mujahideen: Jamiat-e Islami[4]Shura-e Nazar Gulbuddin faction[4]Maktab al-Khadamat Khalis faction[4] Ittehad i-Islami (IULA)[4] Harakat-i-Inqilab (IRM)[4] Jebh-e N
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Iran–Iraq War
Stalemate; both sides claim victoryIraqi failure to annex Iranian territories and bolster Arab separatism in Khuzestan Province
Khuzestan Province
of Iran Iranian failure to topple Saddam Hussein
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Gulf War
Coalition victoryIraqi forces expelled from Kuwait Kuwaiti monarchy restored Destruction of Iraqi and Kuwaiti infrastructure Failed Shia/Kurdish uprisings against the Iraqi government Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein
regime of the Iraqi Baathist government retains power in Iraq UN sanctions against Iraq United Nations Security Council Resolution 687
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1991 Uprisings In Iraq
Iraqi government victory in the south Kurdish victory in the northMass reprisals against the population and the exodus of 1.8 million refugees from the country Continued conflict in parts of the north until October 1991 and in the rural south until 1994 Accelerated destruction of the Tigris- Euphrates
Euphrates
marshes by Iraqi governmentTerritorial changes Establishment of the Kurdish Autonomous Republic, as well as the Iraqi no-fly zonesBelligerents Iraq Republican Guard Iraqi Army Popular Army General Security Intelligence Service
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Nagorno-Karabakh War
Decisive Armenian military victory[15] Bishkek Protocol
Bishkek Protocol
ceasefire in effect Ongoing blockade of Armenia
Armenia
by
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Transnistria War
Russo-Transnistrian victory Transnistria
Transnistria
becomes a de facto independent republic, but remains internationally recognised as part of MoldovaBelligerents Transnistria Russia Russian and Ukrainian volunteers Supported by: Commonwealth of Independent States  Moldova Romanian volunteers Supported by:  RomaniaCommanders and leaders Igor Smirnov Alexander Lebed Mircea SnegurUnits involved Transnistrian militiasRepublican Guard PMR Ministry of Internal AffairsPolice Russian Armed Forces 14th Guards Arm
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Second Chechen War
Decisive Russian victoryEstablishment of a pro-Russian Chechen government Territorial integrity of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation
is preserved Ongoing low-level insurgencyBelligerents Russian Federation Chechen Republic
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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Invasion Of Iraq
Coalition victoryIraqi Ba'athist
Ba'athist
government overthrown Occupation of Iraq
Iraq
until 2011[6] New Iraqi government
Iraqi government
established Beginning of the Iraq
Iraq
WarBelligerentsCoalition forces:  United States  United Kingdom  Australia  PolandWith military support from: Iraqi National Congress[1][2][3] Peshmerga KDP PUK Iraq Arab
Arab
volunteers[4][5] Ansar al-IslamCommanders and leaders George W
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Iraq War
Invasion
Invasion
phase (2003)  United States  United Kingdom  Australia  Poland Peshmerga Supported by:  Canada[1]  Netherlands[2] Invasion
Invasion
phase (
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2008 South Ossetian War
Russian, South Ossetian and Abkhaz military victoryExpulsion of ethnic Georgians
Georgians
from South Ossetia
South Ossetia
and the Kodori Gorge[1][2] Recognition of South Ossetia
South Ossetia
and Abkhazia
Abkhazia
by Russia[3] Russian military bases established in Abkhazia
Abkhazia
and South Ossetia[4]Territorial changes Georgia loses control of parts of Abkhazia
Abkhazia
and former South Ossetian AOBelligerents Russia  South Ossetia[note 1]  Abkhazia[note 2]  GeorgiaCommanders and leaders Dmitry Medvedev Anatoliy Serdyukov Vladimir Boldyrev Marat Kulakhmetov Vladimir Shamanov Vyacheslav Borisov A
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