Russia supplied BTR-82A Armoured Personnel Carrier to Syria

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Russia supplied to BTR-82A Armoured Personnel Carrier Syria.

The channel Cirii National Defence Force (NDF) NDF operations posted a video and PAS in the province of Latakia participation of the Russian BTR-82

The BTR-82A is an upgraded version of the BTR-80A wheeled armored vehicles. In December 2008, Russia’s Military Industrial Company (MIC) was already testing the prototypes which were unveiled in December 2009.

In April 2010, Russian defence industry has started to market the BTR-82 and BTR-82A as a modernization program for existing BTR-80 operators. Russia will supply Kazakhstan until 2013, with 100 armoured vehicles BTR-82: 30 in 2011 and 70 in 2012.

The BTR-82A APC can perform combat operations 24 hours a day. The main armament of the APC is 30mm dual-feed automatic cannon. The gun can fire armour piercing-tracer (AP-T) projectiles, high-explosive fragmentation-incendiary (HEF-I) and high-explosive-tracer (HE-T) ammunition.

The secondary armament of the vehicle includes a 7.62mm PKTM coaxial machine gun. The turret incorporates two-axis stabilisation, new sighting channels, and three forward-facing 81mm smoke grenade launchers on each side. The firing elevation ranges from -7° to +70°.

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