Modernized version of BTR-80 APC unveiled by Uralvagonzavod during Army 2015 exhibition 32206152

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Modernized version of BTR-80 APC unveiled by Uralvagonzavod during Army 2015 exhibition
During the first International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2015” held from 16 to 19 June near Moscow, JSC “Central Research Institute “Burevestnik” (Nizhny Novgorod) became a headliner of the exposition demonstrating a breakthrough modernized version of BTR-80 for the first time in the world.
     
Modernized version of BTR-80 APC unveiled by Uralvagonzavod during Army 2015 exhibitionModernized version of BTR-80 APC is fitted with a 14.5 mm remote control station
     

The modernization kit includes a 14.5 mm remotely operated combat module; a complex of means of protection, including latticed screens, internal fragment protection panels, polymer composite wheel protection caps, a navigation system with a tactical terminal, a digital cryptographically protected communication complex; a 360° field of view external video surveillance system “transparent armor”; air conditioning system.

The modernization kit, while keeping the APC mobile, increases the combat capabilities two times, increases the degree of protection, ergonomics and team controllability. The increase of the armament’s effectiveness is reached due to the possibility of its 24 hours and all-weather use combined with the possibility of gun-fire while moving and afloat, the increase of the grouping of shots and the increase to 700 shells per a cartridge belt. A new radio set, survey control, satellite navigation system, laser range-finder and other option are included in the kit. The kit demonstrated has great opportunities in military-technical cooperation and can be also adjusted to other modifications of APCs and MICVs.
 

 

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