At the Aero India 2021 exhibition of arms and military equipment that opens in India, for the first time in a foreign format for Russia, the latest technology on the Boomerang platform will be demonstrated. This technique, along with nearly two hundred other samples, is sent by Rosoboronexport to an exhibition in Bangalore, India. In turn, this suggests that Boomerang has an export version. This information is confirmed by the general director of the Military-Industrial Company Alexander Krasovitsky.
In the interview TASS he noted that the K-16 wheeled armored personnel carrier and the K-17 infantry fighting vehicle based on the Boomerang had received export passports. Alexander Krasovitsky notes that there is already a great interest from foreign potential customers in this Russian military equipment.
For the first time, the Boomerang was presented to the general public at the Victory Parade on May 9, 2015 in Moscow. The first deliveries of such equipment to the troops were expected in 2019, but then the dates were shifted.
The unified wheeled armored platform "Boomerang" can be used as a basis for various types of equipment. As already noted, today it is the K-16 armored personnel carrier and the K-17 BMP. The BM "Epoch" is installed on the K-16. The main armament of this combat module is a 30-mm automatic cannon. Also among the weapons - a 7,62 mm machine gun and ATGM "Kornet".
Open sources say that the Boomerang's engine is a 750-strong YaMZ-780, capable of accelerating an armored vehicle up to 100 km / h on the highway and up to 10 km / h on water.