Anti-aircraft units in the Far East will be the first to receive armored vehicles "Typhoon-Air Defense"
The Typhoon-Air Defense armored vehicles specially designed for the transportation of MANPADS crews will go to the Far East. According to the Ministry of Defense, one of the first armored cars will begin to be supplied to the anti-aircraft units of the Eastern Military District.
Air defense units of the Air Defense Forces will be among the first to receive armored vehicles "Typhoon-Air Defense", a decision has already been made in the military department. The calculations for armored vehicles will be rearmed with 9K333 "Verba" MANPADS. In addition, they will receive automation equipment for the complexes and mobile radars, allowing them to integrate MANPADS and Typhoon-Air Defense systems into a common air defense system.
As reported "News" with reference to the military, deliveries of armored vehicles will begin after the end of state tests and will depend on the pace of their production.
As previously stated in the Ministry of Defense, the main purpose of the Typhoon-Air Defense armored vehicle is to cover military convoys, mechanized groups on the march and in parking areas, as well as to quickly change the positions of calculations of mobile anti-aircraft complexes.
The armored car is a modification of the "Typhoon-VDV" armored car already in service. The main difference is the turret with a 12,7 mm machine gun and the presence of two hatches in the roof: one for the gunner-machine gunner, the second for the gunner-operator MANPADS. The set includes 9 portable anti-aircraft complexes.
Gross weight - 14 tons. Engine - 350 HP, max. speed - 105 km / h, cruising range - up to 1200 km. Crew of 5 people: driver, crew commander and 3 gunner of MANPADS crew. The armor provides protection against large-caliber bullets and detonation under the bottom of 4 kg, and under the wheel - 6 kg of explosives (in TNT equivalent).
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