Motorized rifle troops are the most numerous branch of the army, which forms the basis of the Land Forces and the core of their battle formations. Together with the tank troops they perform the following main tasks:
• in defense – to hold occupied areas, lines and positions, repel enemy attacks and defeat its advancing groups;
• in an offensive (counter-offensive) – to break through the enemy's defense, defeat groups of his troops, capture important areas, borders and objects, force water barriers, and pursue the retreating enemy;
• conduct oncoming battles and battles, operate as part of sea and tactical airborne assault forces.
The basis of motorized rifle troops is made up of motorized rifle brigades that have high combat independence, versatility and firepower. They are capable of conducting combat operations under conditions of the use of both conventional means of warfare and weapons of mass destruction in various physical, geographical and climatic conditions, day and night.
Motorized rifle formations and subunits can quickly make marches over long distances, rapidly deploy into battle formations, break through prepared and hastily occupied enemy defenses, carry out a wide maneuver on the battlefield, develop an offensive at high rates and to great depths, independently force water obstacles, consolidate and hold the captured lines, create a stable defense in a short time.
An important direction in the development of motorized rifle troops is increasing their adaptability to airlifting and expanding the capabilities for conducting autonomous, highly maneuverable combat operations in isolated directions, switching over from one type of combat operations to another in a short time, rapidly changing directions and areas of action, carrying out concentration and dispersal.