Russia developed a light-weight armored vehicle with ballistic and mine protection

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MOSCOW, (BM) – The Russian company Military-Industrial Company LLC (MIC) announced the development of the Strela light-weight armored car, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing RIA Novosti report.

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The mass of the new car is 4.7 tons, which is half as much as the armored vehicles of the Tigers family. The Arrow is equipped with ballistic protection that can withstand shots from AK-74, AKM, and SVD rifles.

Mine protection of an armored car allows you to save the life of the crew when undermining explosive devices or mines under the wheel with a power of up to two kg in TNT equivalent.

For comparison, the protection of the Tiger can withstand explosions up to 600 g. On the highway, an armored car is capable of speeds up to 155 km / h.

According to Krasovitsky, there are simply no such vehicles in service with our army yet. Arrow is designed to transport people and various goods. The cabin accommodates up to 8 people, including the driver.

The car can be used as an operational and official vehicle of special units of executive authorities. The possibility of installing weapons systems and special equipment.

A light protected vehicle can be quickly transferred to another direction or as part of an airborne landing force on the external suspension of Mi-8 (Mi-17) helicopters.

The developer emphasizes that in the design of the Strela armored car, only domestic or Russian-made components are used.

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Earlier, Profil wrote that Russia is developing a new tracked armored personnel carrier capable of performing combat missions in the Far North.

The company developing the new BTR specializes in creating wheeled armored vehicles. Among the company’s most famous projects are the Tiger family of armored vehicles and the Boomerang, a promising wheeled combat vehicle.

Russia is seriously developing its land military equipment. For example, the latest T-14 Armata tank

As we reported on July 10 the possibility of arming the Armata tank with atomic shells was discussed on July 9 in an article by The National Interest.

“Since Armata is designed to equip a 152 mm gun, we can soon see the return of a nuclear tank to the battlefield,” wrote Charlie Gao, an expert on defense and national security.

According to the publication, the Armata tank has the potential to build up firepower through the use of nuclear shells. A new modification of the tank can get a 152-mm gun, and with it the ability to use shells with a nuclear warhead of low power.

It is emphasized that the predecessor of the Armata tank, Object 195, the Black Eagle, had a theoretical possibility of using tactical nuclear shells.

It should be noted that according to open sources, the platform of the T-14 Armata tank was developed taking into account the possibility of installing a 152 mm gun. In Russia, two 152-mm tank guns were developed: the LP-83 and the more modern 2A83.

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Since the beginning of the 1980s, three types of tanks with a 152 mm gun have been developed: Object 292, Object 477 Hammer, Object 195 Black Eagle. Tanks were not mass-produced.

The main disadvantages of the 152-mm guns compared with the 125-mm ones in service are the significantly larger weight of the guns, the larger projectile size and, as a result, the reduction of the tank’s ammunition load.

Nuclear ammunition for the 152-mm guns was developed and adopted in 1981 under the index 3BV3. Ammunition power reached 2.5 kilotons of TNT.

Also, as we quoted a RIA Novosti source on July 4 the third-generation Russian Armata tank during preliminary tests worked out the operating mode without a crew.

Back in 2016, the former head of the main armored directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Alexander Shevchenko, said in an interview with RIA Novosti that an unmanned robotic version of the latest T-14 Armata tank will be created in 2018.

According to him, the uniqueness of the new vehicles lies in the presence of an open digital architecture, which created the “reinforced concrete basis for the robotics of armored vehicles.”

At the Army-2018 forum, the Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract for the purchase of 132 combat vehicles T-14 and T-15 from the Uralvagonzavod on the Armata platform. As previously reported by Deputy Minister of Defense Alexei Krivoruchko, the entire contract will be completed before the end of 2021.

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Russian army will receive hundreds of armored personnel carriers

More than 460 armored personnel carriers BTR-82A and BTR-82AM will be received by the Russian Armed Forces this year we said on May this year.

It was 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.

Read more: The third-generation Russian Armata tank was tested in unmanned mode

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