Russia's Strategic Missile Force will take delivery of 12 Taifun-M vehicles in 2017 TASS 12112161

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Russia's Strategic Missile Force will take delivery of 12 Taifun-M vehicles in 2017.
Russia’s Strategic Missile Force will take delivery of 12 Taifun-M counter-commando vehicles in 2017, the branch’s commander, Colonel General Sergei Karakayev, has told journalists.
     
Russia’s Strategic Missile Force will take delivery of 12 Taifun-M counter-commando vehicles in 2017, the branch’s commander, Colonel General Sergei Karakayev, has told journalists. BPDM Typhoon-M during military exercise (Photo Vitaly Kuzmin)
     
"In 2017, the large units converting to the Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-27 Mod 2) are to receive about 12 combat countercommando vehicles," he said.

According to Karakayev, "the development of the Taifun-M combat countercommando vehicle was the first step toward robotic systems, given a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) organic to it."

The countercommando vehicle is unique because it can detect the enemy 5 km out.

The Taifun-M is a reconnaissance armoured vehicle based on the chassis of the BTR-82 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) chassis. The vehicle is designed to protect ntercontinental ballistic missile units.

The Taifun-M is equipped with a mast-mounted radar, FLIR and optical sensors. It is also fitted with a remotely operated weapon station armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun.
     
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