We have opened an experimental design work (OCD) "Athlete", which we call each other "Tiger-2". We hope that next year we will show you this car in the form of a prototype, and in two years we will start testing it.- he said.
Compared with the "Tiger", "Athlete" will have increased ballistic and mine protection. In addition, the capacity of the machine will be increased to two tons. OCD is equally financed by the Ministry of Defense of Russia and the military-industrial complex itself, Krasovitsky noted.
According to Krasovitsky, for the ten years that have passed since the start of production of the “Tiger”, 700 changes have been made to its design, and at present, work is underway to increase the mine and ballistic resistance of the machine. Krasovitsky also said that the military-industrial complex by the end of the year will open OCR Bars for the creation in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry of the Tiger with a 30-mm gun.
"Tiger" - a family of Russian multi-purpose off-road vehicles, designed to transport people and various goods on the roads and off-road. "Tiger" in the army and police modifications can transport about 6 — 9 people, reports RIA News. During the development of the family of these armored vehicles, the Kornet and Gibka missile systems, electronic warfare vehicles, its command and medical and military versions were installed on the chassis of the Tigra. Today, this armored car in various versions is operated in more than 10 countries of the world.