The new generation armored personnel carrier is the K-16 armored personnel carrier based on the Boomerang unified platform. Now he is at the stage of preliminary tests.- said A. Krasovitsky.
He noted that the K-16 is fundamentally different from the current BTR-82A and BTR-90. Their only similar feature is the 8 x 8 wheel formula.
Everything else is fundamentally different - the layout with the front location of the power plant, the troop compartment in the stern and the landing of the assault on the stern, modular reservation, a high level of mine and ballistic protection, digital board, situational awareness system, on-board information management system and much more. I will say this: no one has done this before in our country, and many systems have no analogues and abroad- A.Krasovitsky declared.