In 2021, the newest tank division will be formed in the Kaliningrad region, the combat potential of which will be so great that the power of the new armored formation can be compared with the power of the armored forces of Germany, not to mention the clear superiority over other NATO countries in the vicinity.
According to data provided by the Russian news outlet Reporter, a tank division in Kaliningrad will include 6 tank battalions and 10 motorized rifle battalions, and the total number of tanks will pass 200, while Germany has less than 400 tanks in service, most of which are not in combat readiness.
“Kaliningrad is important for the defense of Russia's western borders - it can accommodate a sufficient number of troops that can potentially influence the course of hostilities in Europe. The Russian army also plans to equip the division with new tanks, including the T-72B3M. There are more than 200 tanks in six tank battalions. The Bundeswehr now lacks 400 tanks, Poland in total has just over 600 tanks. ", - reports "Reporter".
Today, Russia ranks first in the world in terms of armament with tanks, outnumbering the U.S. by half.