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.
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.
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