"Now only BTR-82AT are being made": the Ministry of Defense made a choice in favor of protection
The Military Industrial Company has launched mass production of the newest armored personnel carrier BTR-82AT, which replaced the previous models at the production site.
- said the head of the company TASS.
According to him, the new product has additional protection and is equipped with lattice screens, which allows it to withstand the effects of rocket-propelled grenades and guided projectiles. The new sighting system makes it possible to detect targets around the clock at a distance of up to 3 km at night and up to 2 km during the day. The new machine has an independent line of sight with stabilization, a rangefinder, a thermal imager, and it is possible to capture and track a target.
The BTR-82AT was created in the process of modernizing the BTR-82A. For firing at highly armored targets, such as a tank or a heavy armored personnel carrier / infantry fighting vehicle, the new vehicle is equipped with portable Kornet ATGMs. The new remotely controlled weapon station is an initiative development. It includes a 30 mm automatic cannon and a 7,62 mm PKTM.
The combat crew consists of 9 or 10 people. The turbo diesel engine has a power of 300 hp. The maximum speed on hard surfaces is 80 km / h. The weight of the updated car reached 17 kg, which actually deprives the BTR-250AT of buoyancy (dismantling of protective and lattice screens is required).
- believed in the western edition of Army Recognition.
Previously, "VPK" was responsible for the production of new BTR-82A and the modernization of the old-built BTR-80 to their level. Judging by the stated statement of the head of the company, the release of this modification has been curtailed, the Ministry of Defense has made a choice in favor of the more protected BTR-82AT.
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