While the losses cannot be blamed on technology, it became clear that a dedicated anti-personnel fighting vehicle would provide valuable assistance in an urban environment. The BMPT (Boyevaya Mashina Podderzhki Tankov, "Tank Support Fighting Vehicle") is a new Russian armored vehicle designed to support tank and infantry operations, primarily in urban areas. During the failed "rolling thunder" style of urban engagement, Russian forces suffered heavy losses in manpower and equipment. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The temporary solution in Chechnya were self- propelled anti-aircraft (AA) guns. It was delivered to the Russian army beginning in 2005. However, these vehicles are neither armored nor as mobile as a main battle tank (MBT). This vehicle is sometimes nicknamed the "Terminator". The history of the vehicle can be traced back to the First Chechen War.
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