Russian Army Western Military District will receive 100 BTR-82AM armored personnel carriers 71110161

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Russian Army Western Military District will receive 100 BTR-82AM armored personnel carriers
Motorized rifle units of the Western Military District of Russian Army formation located in the Voronezh, Belgorod and Bryansk Regions are to receive more than 100 BTR-82AM armored personnel carriers.The BTR-82AM is an upgraded version of BTR-80 to the standard of BTR-82A.
     
Motorized rifle units of the Western Military District of Russian Army formation located in the Voronezh, Belgorod and Bryansk Regions are to receive more than 100 BTR-82AM armored personnel carriers. The BTR-82AM is an upgraded version of BTR-80 to the standard of BTR-82A.Russian Army BTR-82AM 8x8 armored personnel carrier
     

Newest hardware is designed for transporting the personnel and providing fire support to motorized rifle units.

These vehicles are deeply modernized versions of BTR-80 and BTR-80A APCs and exceed almost all capabilities of predecessors. BTR-82AM APCs are fitted with more powerful engine, 30mm gun, coaxial 7.62mm machine gun, modernized observation and aiming equipment.

The firepower of the BTR-82AM is increase 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 layout of the BTR-82AM is very similar to the BTR-80A. The BTR-82AM is more protected than the basic version of BTR-80A. The vehicle is fitted with a reinforced multi-layer floor which provides protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Moreover, R-168 5-generation radio stations and orientation systems, which allow locating the vehicle and showing its coordinates on the electronic map.
 

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