A new armored car designed for law enforcement agencies is being developed in Russia. This was announced by the General Director of the Military Industrial Company (VPK LLC) Alexander Krasovitsky.
According to Krasovitsky, the creation of a new armored car took into account the experience of creating and testing the Athlete armored car - the further development of the Tiger armored car range. The general director of the military-industrial complex did not spread the word about the new machine, saying only that it would be oriented mainly towards export and would be shown in August at the Army 2020 forum.
She (the new car) is more likely to be export oriented. Its official name is “VPK-23136 Special Armored Vehicle using elements of the Athlete armored vehicle. In fact, we are making a new dual-purpose armored vehicle
- said Krasovitsky.
The new generation of armored vehicles "Athlete" was developed by the "Military Industrial Company" by order of the Ministry of Defense of Russia as part of the development work of the same name. For the first time, the Athlete was presented at the Army-2019 International Military-Technical Forum at the end of June.
The armored car received a more powerful engine - YaMZ-5347-24 (240 horsepower versus 215 in the Tiger), the lifting capacity of the Athlete increased to 1600 kg. The maximum speed is 120 km / h. Wheel formula - 4x4.
As standard, the level of ballistic protection corresponds to the second class of OTT, air conditioning is installed in the cabin. It is stated that the "Athlete" will be able to withstand a detonation of 2 kg of TNT, but the protection class can be increased. Also, the cars will receive special seats, which should protect the crew from the consequences of detonation.
The armored car received an infrared spotlight and a special spotlight-seeker. Installed a system of circular video review.
Recall that the state tests of the armored car "Athlete", which is a further development of the line of armored vehicles "Tiger", are scheduled for this spring. Two variants of the armored car were proposed for testing - a three-door special-purpose vehicle (ASN) and a five-door multi-purpose vehicle (AMN-2).