The Russian army will receive hundreds of armored personnel carriers
MOSCOW, (BM) – More than 460 armored personnel carriers BTR-82A and BTR-82AM will be received by the Russian Armed Forces this year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Russian Defense Ministry statement on May 4.
Read more: The Kamchatka Marine Formation of Russia Received New BTR-82A APCs
Read more: Russian Armored Carrier Will Get Protection from High-Explosive Shells and Munitions
It is noted that the enterprises of the military-industrial complex will transfer to the Russian Army “armored personnel carriers with significantly improved combat and operational characteristics of the BTR-82A and modernized BTR-82AM.”
We are talking about wheeled armored personnel carriers (BTR) with combat modules mounted on the hull with an automatic 30 mm 2A72 gun and a PKTM machine gun.
In addition, the APCs are equipped with new combined sights, which allow aimed fire in motion and in the dark.
“The car’s security is enhanced by the use of anti-shatter protection in multi-layer synthetic material on the internal surfaces of the hull in an armored personnel carrier. To reduce the negative consequences of explosions under the wheels or the body, the floors are covered with an anti-mine coating. In addition, the crew and landing seats are made on a special suspension, which reduces the effect of explosion energy,” the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our YouTube, Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe and read our stories in News360App in AppStore or GooglePlay or in FeedlyApp in AppStore or GooglePlay
Subscribe to Google News
>>Be a reporter: Write and send your article.<<