RIA News cites Colonel Koltukov’s statement:
The automobile plant "Ural" received a technical assignment for this car from the ministry. It is planned to make minor improvements in accordance with the requirements of the department - in particular, to establish a system of collective protection, etc. After working out the documentation process, work will begin on the production of a prototype. We expect that the car will be ready this year.
This year, a comprehensive test of the armored car will be carried out on the possibility of equipping the Ural-VV with various types of weapons.
The vehicle with wheel formula 6х6 is designed for the transport of personnel. The protection is made of material that resists destruction by shrapnel, bullets fired from small weapons certain species. In addition, the machine has mine protection.
In addition to transporting personnel, the Ural-VV can be used as an ambulance or command-staff vehicle. There are options for its use for freight (the maximum mass of cargo carried - 3 tons). At the same time, the maximum speed that Ural-BB is capable of developing is about 90 km / h. The mass of the armored car is 18,5 t, the number of seats is up to 15.