A new combat module will be developed for the Russian Boomerang platform, instead of those currently used. This was reported by TASS with reference to the Director General of Military-Industrial Company Alexander Krasovitsky.
A new combat module will be developed for the Boomerang platform, as well as the entire line of military equipment manufactured by the company, and a contract for the work has already been signed. It is assumed that the new BM will receive a 57-mm caliber gun, coaxial machine gun and ATGM, however, the final configuration of its armament will depend on the customer and the expected combat missions.
We signed a contract with one of the Russian companies and begin to make our own combat module (...) The module will be with all kinds of weapons and ATGM control channels: if necessary, Ataka; if necessary - "Cornet". Everything will depend on the wishes of a particular customer and the capabilities of the chassis.
- said Krasovitsky.
The press service of the company emphasized that the new combat module will be created for the entire line of wheeled armored vehicles manufactured by the company.
Depending on the type of armored vehicle and its carrying capacity, the new combat module will have a different configuration of the set of weapons installed on it
- said in a statement.
Note that at present, various combat modules from different manufacturers are installed on the armored vehicles manufactured by the military-industrial complex. The K-17 BMP undergoing testing in the basic version is equipped with the Epoch BM with a 30-mm automatic gun, a coaxial 7,62-mm machine gun and Kornet anti-tank missiles. BTR K-16 is equipped with a combat module with a 12,7-mm machine gun.