The newest Russian multipurpose armored car VPK-Ural, developed by the Military-Industrial Company, is undergoing a preliminary test phase. Despite this, according to the director general of VPK Alexander Krasovitsky, one copy of this car has already been delivered to a foreign customer.
The car is undergoing preliminary tests, moreover, we have already sold one car abroad. At the request of the customer, we made it a little smaller - with a crew of eight people
- said Krasovitsky, without naming the country where the armored car was delivered.
The VPK General Director explained that VPK-Ural is largely unified with the Athlete armored car, while VPK-Ural is cheaper than this promising model.
The armored car "VPK-Ural" was first presented at the international military-technical forum "Army-2019". Wheel formula - 4x4, weight - 14 500 kg. Length - 6 500 mm, width - 2 550 mm, height - 2 800 mm. Ground clearance - 400 mm. Installed domestic YaMZ-536 turbodiesel, developing a capacity of 360 horsepower. The maximum speed is 100 km / h, the range is declared at 1000 km.
VPK-Ural is designed to carry 12 people in full gear. Mine protection provides protection against an explosive device equivalent to six kilograms of TNT. Special anti-traumatic seats with seat belts are installed. Armament is set depending on the tasks to be solved.
According to military experts, the advantage of this armored car is the use of components and parts of serial equipment in its design, which significantly reduces the cost of its production, as well as the operation in the army.