The project development MBTS "Caiman" was launched in 2014 year by special order of President Alexander Lukashenko. In just four months, the military engineers of Belarus have shaped the future look of the new machine. After some time, a full-fledged project was created. In the middle of 2015, the media learned about the availability of the first sample and the beginning of the tests.
When they first saw the Caiman, military experts suggested that the body of the armored vehicle was borrowed from the well-known BRDM-2. However, representatives of the Belarusian defense industry denied these speculations. As the head of the special design bureau of armament and special equipment of 140 Repair Plant Olga Petrova, the company has developed a new building that looks like a Soviet reconnaissance and patrol vehicle.