Alexander Krasovitsky touched the theme of the development of BBM "Boomerang", and noted that this armored vehicle is significantly different from the armored personnel carriers mentioned.
TASS gives a fragment of Krasovitsky's statement:
"Boomerang" offers a completely different level of security and an increased level of protection of the front hemisphere.
It is worth recalling that for the first time, the Boomerang BBM (wheel formula 8х8) was presented to a wide audience during the Victory Parade in Moscow 9 May 2015. The very first show for a limited number of specialists took place in 2013, during Russia Arms EXPO.
Alexander Krasovitsky told the press that the military-industrial complex is working on the BTR-87 program, which is being created using the BTR-82А units and assemblies.
The BTR-87 differs from the previously developed armored personnel carriers in the presence of a rear ramp, as well as a modified layout of the internal compartment and more comfortable crew seating. It is difficult to call it a modernization of the BTR-82A, this is another machine. Alteration of the BTR-82A in the BTR-87 is allowed, but this is not advisable.
According to Krasovitsky, the BTR-87 is equivalent to the BTR-82А, but at the same time it is distinguished by a “more convenient layout with a front engine”.