This sample has already been adopted. It was created on the unified base chassis of the BTR-MDM Rakushka and “allows the RCB to conduct reconnaissance of the terrain in the combat formations of the Airborne Forces”.
“The crew of four people is able to remotely detect the presence of toxic substances in the air on the routes of troops and in their areas of concentration with the subsequent transfer of data to an automated troop control system,” the report said.
According to the ministry, the new model “is equipped with a modern automatic meteorological kit that can determine wind speed, its direction, air and soil temperature, atmospheric pressure, the degree of vertical stability of air in real time and then output data to an automated workplace of the machine commander”.
The start of serial deliveries of РХМ-5М to the troops is scheduled for 2018 year.