State tests of the K-16 armored personnel carrier (BTR) and the K-17 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle (BMP) on the Boomerang platform will begin next year, 2021. This was announced by the general director of the "Military-Industrial Company" (LLC "VPK") Alexander Krasovitsky.
According to Krasovitsky, both vehicles, which had previously completed preliminary tests, were modified taking into account the wishes of the Ministry of Defense and are now ready to undergo state tests, which will begin in 2021. The general director of "MIC" did not name the exact date.
Previously, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles on the Boomerang platform have successfully passed preliminary tests. After them, we implemented a number of the customer's wishes, finalized the machines, made new samples, taking into account all the modifications. Now the cars are ready for state tests, which are scheduled to begin next spring.
- leads TASS words of the CEO.
The fact that preliminary tests of prototypes of the K-16 armored personnel carrier (BTR) and the K-17 infantry fighting vehicle (BMP) on the promising Boomerang wheeled chassis have been completed was reported in early December last year. They were carried out jointly with the Ministry of Defense in accordance with the schedule of the "Boomerang" ROC. The military department was represented by the Main Automotive and Armored Directorate and research organizations.
At the same time, it was reported that new models of armored vehicles would be created for the passage of state tests, taking into account the comments of the military.
To date, based on the platform "Boomerang" created BMP K-17, wheeled armored personnel carrier K-16, is considering the option of creating a combat vehicle with heavy weapons (BMTV or "wheeled tank"). In the future, it is planned to create a whole family - BREM (armored repair and recovery vehicle), command vehicle, reconnaissance, anti-tank, depending on the request of the Ministry of Defense.