Russian army units in Abkhazia will receive a total of 80 new BTR-82AM naval armoured vehicles 06051

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Defence & Security News - Russia

 
 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 02:17 PM
 
Russian army units in Abkhazia will receive a total of 80 new BTR-82AM naval armoured vehicles.
Until end of this summer, infantry mechanized units from the Southern Military District of the Russian army, stationed in the Republic of Abkhazia, will receive a total of 80 new BTR-82AM 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier.
     
Until end of this summer, infantry mechanized units from the Southern Military District of the Russian army, stationed in the Republic of Abkhazia, will receive a total of 80 new BTR-82AM 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier.
BTR-82AM Naval infantry armoured vehicle personnel carrier
     

Compared to last year, the number of new equipment delivered to the Russian military base in Abkhazia is increased by more than 2 times. In June 2013, a total of 30 BTR-82AM were delivered.

The BTR-82AM is the naval infantry variant of the BTR-82A which is an upgraded version of the BTR-80A wheeled armored vehicles.

The firepower of the BTR-82AM is increased by the use of a new unified fighting module with electric drive armed with one 2A72 30mm cannon coupled with a 7.62 mm machine gun.

The vehicle is motorized with a new powerful Diesel engine KAMAZ 740.14-300 developing 300 hp of power. The BTR-82AM is also fitted with a new transmission components and suspension allowing an increased average speed in rough terrain.

The BTR-82AM is equipped with new radio station R-168-25-U2, topographic orientation system, "Trona-1" with an independent satellite channels and receiver navigation data.

In April 2013, the new BTR-82AM was tested at the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s naval infantry facility in Sevastopol. During the trials, the BTR-82AM, which is due to replace the military’s workhorse, the BTR-80, will cover “dozens of miles at sea” to test its stability and endurance when afloat.

 

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