Army 2019: Agat unveils its Khimera CBRN reconnaissance vehicle

Belarusian defense industry unveiled its newest Khimera (Chimera) chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle during Army 2019 international military-technical forum held in Kubinka near Moscow on June 25-30.

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"The Khimera CBRN vehicle is part of our new items presented at the Army 2019 defense show,". The Khimera is based on the chassis of the Kaiman (Cayman) 4x4 light armored utility vehicle, which has been developed by the 140 Armor Repair Plant (140 ARZ). "Kaiman is being delivered to the Belarusian Special Troops, and the new CBRN platform will complement it,".

The Kaiman armored reconnaissance vehicle has a combat weight of no more than 7,000 kg (+-3%), a ground clearance of 490 mm, and a wheel base of 3,100 mm. The vehicle`s passenger capacity reaches six servicemen, including the crew. The Kaiman features a steel monocoque hull, which provides STANAG 4569 Level 3 protection against bullets and small fragments. The vehicle is powered by a D-245.30E2 diesel engine, producing a maximum road speed of 110 km/h, a maximum swimming speed of 8 km/h, and a road cruise range of up to 1,000 km. The Kaiman ARV can carry a Kalashnikov 7.62 mm medium machinegun, NSVT Utyos 12.7 mm heavy machinegun (HMG), AGS-17 30 mm automatic grenade launcher, Adunok remote-operated weapon station with an Utyos HMG, or a communications suite.

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