The last Soviet-era tracked transporters
The collapse of the Soviet Union occurred just at the point when a new range of secondary military vehicles was in the final stages of development, and in some cases already entering service with the Soviet Army. The new vehicles were intended to replace the generation designed and introduced into service in the 1960s and early 1970s. The 1990s was a tumultuous time in the Russian Federation, and the former Soviet Union generally, and the country struggled. The defence industry suffered as many others did during this period, but despite this Soviet military design institutes and manufacturing plants continued to work on the next generation of military vehicles.