Strategic Missile Forces Receive UTM-80M Decontamination Systems

The Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has announced that the subdivisions of the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, and Radiological (NBCR) Protection Troops of the Strategic Missile Forces continue to supply the Strategic Missile Forces with UTM-80M decontamination systems.

The UTM-80M mobile systems intended for the decontamination of the RS-24 Yars mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launchers and combat aircraft entered service with the Russian Armed Forces in 2017. The UTM-80M multipurpose vehicle allows decontaminating and disinfecting of bulk items with a height of up to 17 m. It is based on the KAMAZ-63501 army truck.

The multipurpose system, which arrived to the Novosibirsk missile compound, allows full special processing of large-sized military equipment up to five units per hour and combined-arms equipment of more than 30 units per hour.

The Ministry of Defence has declared that the epidemiological situation in the Russian Armed Forces is stable and under control until this moment, reports Zvezda.

“As part of the fight against the emergence and spread of the novel coronavirus, preventive measures are taken daily in all military units and organisations of the military department, as well as the disinfection of vehicles, office and residential premises, and materiel.”

A total of 5,554 stationary thermometry checkpoints were deployed and 58 operational monitoring and response teams formed. All personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation undergo a mandatory medical examination with a measurement of body temperature upon arrival. If there is any suspicion of a disease, the military personnel are immediately sent to medical facilities where they are tested.

As a result of a continuously conducted set of preventive and diagnostic measures in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the rate of respiratory system incidents of military personnel is lower than the seasonal average over the past five years.

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