Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense Industry presents ZKDM modernized version of Soviet-made BRDM-2 1109

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ADEX 2014 1st Azerbaijan International Defense Industry Exhibition Baku from 11 to 13 September 2014
 
ADEX 2014
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1st Azerbaijan International Defence Industry Exhibition

11 - 13 September 2014
Baku, Azerbaijan
 
New ZKDM at ADEX 2014
 
 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 03:23 PM
 
Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense Industry presents ZKDM modernized version of Soviet-made BRDM-2
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense Industry presents for the first time to the public, a modernized version of the Soviet-made BRDM-2, wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier, called ZKDM. This upgraded vehicle provides more protection and fire power than the standard BRDM-2.
     
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense Industry presents for the first time to the public, a modernized version of the Soviet-made BRDM-2, wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier, called ZKDM. This upgraded vehicle provides more protection and fire power than the standard BRDM-2.
The new modernized BRDM-2 of Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense Industry, ZKDM at ADEX 2014, International Defense Industry Exhibition in Baku, Azerbaijan.
     

The layout of the vehicle was completely modified compared to the old BRDM-2, the small windows are removed and the front of the hull is fitted with new armour. The driver is seated at the front of the hull on the left with the vehicle commander to his right. The top of the hull is fitted with two roof hatches immediately behind the commander and driver.

One single door is available on each side of the hull. The single water-jet at the rear of the hull is removed, and the ZKDM is motorized with a new engine D-245.30E2 developing 150 hp to increase the maximum road speed of the vehicle to 100 km/h.

The ZKDM uses technology of V-hull to increase vehicle and crew survivability by deflecting an upward directed blast from a landmine (or Improvised Explosive Device) away from the vehicle. The body of the ZKDM provides protection level B-32 against armor-piercing incendiary full metal jacket round with a hardened steel core. Projectile weight is 64 g and muzzle velocity is 1006 m/s. Armour penetration at 500 m is 32 mm of RHA at 90 degrees.

The ZKDM has a total weight of 7,300 kg with a crew of three, including commander, driver and gunner.

The ZKDM is fitted with anew turret armed with a double-barrel, 23 mm GSh-23 cannon, one 7.62 mm PKT machine gun, one 30 mm AGS-17 grenade launchers, four 57 or 80 mm rocket launchers and two smoke grenade launchers mounted on each side of the vehicle.

The turret is remotely controlled by the gunner and fitted with fire control system. The weapons have an elevation of +15º, a depression of -30º and the turret can be traversed through a full 360º.

Standard equipment of the ZKDM includes BPK-2-42 day/night sight, a TV vision system with a maximum range of 1,000 m, and GPS navigation system GLONASS.

     
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense Industry presents for the first time to the public, a modernized version of the Soviet-made BRDM-2, wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier, called ZKDM. This upgraded vehicle provides more protection and fire power than the standard BRDM-2.
The remote weapons station of ZKDM
 

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