Armya 2023: JSC Remdizel from Russia to present Chisel UGV and Titan armored vehicle


At the forthcoming Armya 2023 defense forum that will again take place at Kubinka, Russian company JSC Remdizel will present an unmanned armored vehicle called "Chisel", and another armored vehicle called “Titan” intended for special forces.
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Remdizel Titan (Picture source: Remdizel via topwar.ru)


No description, nor technical data of both vehicles are available to date. They are expected to be made public during Armya 2023. However, it seems that the chassis of the Typhoon K might have been used as a base for the new vehicles. Notice that Typhoon is a family of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicles in service since 2014. Around 120 Russian companies including KamAZ, Gaz-Group, and Bauman University, etc. are taking part in the Typhoon program, whose main aim is to design a fundamentally new unified platform for all Russian armored wheeled vehicles.

The Typhoon-K 4x4 land platform is produced by JSC Remdizel. The baseline armored vehicle (K-53949) weighs some 14-16 tons and transports up to 10 equipped servicemen. According to the manufacturer, the system’s organic armor provides protection against kinetic and chemical threats. The basic Typhoon-K 4x4 (it is often named ‘Typhoonyonok’, Small Typhoon) carries no armament; however, it can be fitted with a light ROWS. Remdizel exercises a number of optional subsystems for the armored vehicles, including an all-around situational awareness subsystem, a communications suite, and an electric winch.

In order to equip rapid deployment units with a protected and maneuverable land platform, Remdizel has developed the K-4386 Typhoon-VDV (‘VDV’ for Airborne Troops, Vozdushno-Desantniye Voyska). Compared with the baseline model, the Typhoon-VDV features a lower weight (it does not exceed 13.5 t) and a smaller passenger capacity (seven fully equipped soldiers). The vehicle features tires with run-flat inserts. Unlike the Typhoon-K, the Typhoon-VDV has three doors instead of five and is capable of carrying a medium ROWS with a 2A42 30mm automatic cannon and a Kalashnikov PKTM 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.

The K-53049 and the K-4386 are the first 4x4 light mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) land systems to be accepted by the Russian military. According to Remdizel, the first batch of Typhoon-Ks was delivered to the Ministry of Defense (MoD) in early December 2017.


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Typhoon-K Kamaz-53949 Typhoon-K with NSV 12.7mm machine gun (Picture source: Vitaly Kuzmin)


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