Thursday, 28 July 2016

Russian land and naval forces will receive armoured vehicles derived from the Bumerang platform

The Russian Army and Marine Corps may receive armored vehicles derived from the Bumerang commonized armored wheeled chassis, according to the Izvestia daily. The Military Industrial Company (VPK), which is the major manufacturer of armored personnel carriers (APC), infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) and armored cars for the Russian Armed Forces, has started the preliminary tests of an amphibious APC derived from the Bumerang. 
The K-17 Bumerang is an IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) fitted with a an electrically powered unmanned turret mounted in the centre of the hull. The turret is armed with the 2A42 30mm automatic cannon.
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