There will be all the cars that will accompany the Boomerang BTR in combat,Alexander Krasovitsky, Director General of the Military Industrial Company, told the newspaper.
According to him, work on the platform is progressing well, despite the use of a large number of new technologies and components. He added that "the platform shows itself well in tests, and manufacturers are ready to make any number of vehicles that the military will order."
The wheeled armored personnel carriers "Boomerang" are the combat vehicles of the new generation, which use modern technologies, including ceramic armor and uninhabited combat modules.
“However, armored personnel carriers are not fighting alone. We need cars for transporting the command, taking out the wounded, evacuating damaged equipment from the battlefield, and fighting aviation adversary and tanks. Therefore, for placement on the Boomerang wheeled chassis, interchangeable warheads have been developed. This will allow changing the functionality of combat vehicles depending on the situation, ”the material says.
Also for the first time in stories Russian armed forces will create brigades and divisions that will be completely unified. This has so far been achieved only by the Americans, who had brigades based on the Stryker BTR in 2000-s.
As noted by military expert Alexey Khlopotov, the unification of the platform will significantly reduce the cost of production.
It is much easier to produce one chassis and put different modules on it than to make bodies and machines for different tasks. In addition, repair is greatly simplified. A module or chassis damaged in a battle can be replaced at no extra cost,said the expert.
More efficient use of machines opens up the possibility of replacing one module with another, depending on the tasks being solved.
For example, in some conflicts, cars with air defense functionality are not needed, but repair-evacuation or sanitary vehicles, on the contrary, are required in greater numbers. The modular scheme allows you to quickly adapt,explained Khlopotov.