Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu visited Arzamas Machine-Building Plant (a management company - Military Industrial Company (MIC)) on a working trip.
According to the press service of the military industrial complex, during the working visit, the head of the military department looked at the production shops of the machine factory where armored personnel carriers and Tiger special vehicles are assembled, as well as the site of the enterprise, where he familiarized himself with mass-produced models of armored vehicles, and industrial company.
The Russian Defense Minister was accompanied by the leaders of the military department: First Deputy Minister of Defense, Army General Arkady Bakhin, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Yury Borisov, Deputy Minister of Defense Colonel General Oleg Ostapenko, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces Colonel General Vladimir Chirkin, Head of the Main Operational Directorate - Deputy Head of the General Colonel General Vladimir Zarudnitsky, Commander of the Western Military District Colonel General Anatoly Sidoro . They arrived at the company two hours earlier. At the factory site, they personally tested the armored vehicles produced, and then gave a positive assessment of the tactical and technical characteristics of both the BTR-82A and the special vehicle "Tiger", as well as the new military-industrial complex - the highly mobile multi-purpose vehicle "Wolf".
The head of the military department, S. Shoigu, in addition to the above-mentioned samples of military equipment, presented promising designs of the company. Inspection of the line of manufactured products took place on the production site of the enterprise - in the body assembly of production cars. The starting point of the exhibition was the special purpose vehicle 233115 "Tiger-M SpN". It was developed by order of the Ministry of Defense for the special forces units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. And already this year the first batch of such armored vehicles will go to the troops. The defense minister was also presented an armored vehicle with enhanced mine protection MIC-3924 "Bear" and a prototype model of an armored wheeled vehicle with a hybrid power plant and electric transmission, created as part of the research project "Krymsk".
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stressed that the “Wolf” armored car should complete state tests by the end of 2014, after which it would be decided to adopt it and purchase it for the Russian Armed Forces.
According to the company's specialists, the technical characteristics of the Krymsk armored vehicle were fundamentally improved:
In the dynamics of "Krymsk" the Minister of Defense was introduced during the screening at the factory site.
The heads of the military department also identified areas for further improvement of the BTR-80 and BTR-82А armored personnel carriers and the Tigr-M armored car, such as:
Presented to the Minister of Defense was the workplace of the field service brigade for repairs in the field. S. Shoigu once again stated that in the near future, all manufacturers need to move to the maintenance of technology throughout the life cycle.
In addition, an exhibition of products of the GAZ Group, the Zavolzhsky Tracked Tractor Plant and the Ural Automobile Plant was launched to guide the Ministry of Defense on the territory of the enterprise.
Upon completion of his acquaintance with the company's products, Sergei Shoigu held a meeting on the production and supply of advanced military equipment to the Russian army.