The Russian army in the near future will receive a new multipurpose vehicle. The development of an unarmored vehicle for the military on the basis of the Strela armored car was announced by the general director of the Military Industrial Company, Alexander Krasovitsky.
The new unarmored multipurpose vehicle will be included in the line of vehicles created by the military-industrial complex for the Ministry of Defense; in the future, it should update the existing fleet of universal off-road vehicles of the Russian army. The development will be carried out within the framework of the contract concluded with the Ministry of Defense in December last year.
The "Strela" line of automotive equipment is being created in accordance with the development work of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. (...) The series will also include a multipurpose unarmored vehicle, which in the future will allow to update the fleet of universal off-road vehicles of the Russian army
- leads TASS words of the head of the military-industrial complex.
In mid-December last year, the press service of the military-industrial complex announced the signing of a contract for the development of new light armored vehicles of the Strela family. The contract provides for the development of 4 new light armored vehicles for the already created Strela multipurpose armored vehicle and a protected amphibious vehicle.
As part of the ROC, multipurpose armored and unarmored vehicles will be developed, as well as chassis based on them for mounting weapons and special equipment. Prototypes of new technology will enter the preliminary testing stage in 2021, the schedule has been agreed and approved by the military department
- stated in the military-industrial complex.
It is noted that the line of vehicles, along with a multi-purpose unarmored SUV, will include a light buggy for special operations forces.
The VPK company announced the development of a new family of light armored vehicles "Strela" in the summer of 2020. The development was carried out on an initiative basis. The armored vehicles were tested during the Caucasus-2020 exercise.