Russia’s army orders Terminator fire support combat vehicles

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The Russian Defence Forces has signed a contract with UralVagonZavod company for the purchase of an undisclosed number of Terminator fire support combat vehicles.

That was reported by Russian military expert Alexey Khlopotov in his blog.

The BMPT “Terminator” is a post-Cold war armored fighting vehicle (AFV), designed and manufactured by the Russian company Uralvagonzavod. This vehicle was designed for supporting tanks and other AFVs in urban areas. The armored fighting vehicle is unofficially named the “Terminator” by the manufacturers. It is heavily armed and armored to survive in urban combat.

The Terminator has a turret with externally mounted armament. It is fitted with two 30-mm cannons, two remotely controlled AGS-17D or AGS-30 30-mm automatic grenade launchers, four Ataka-T anti-tank missile launchers and one coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. The 30-mm cannons have a dual-fed system and can fire a wide range of ammunition, including HE-T, APDS, HE-FRAG and AP-T rounds.

The Ataka-T missiles can be fitted with tandem HEAT, HE-FRAG or thermobaric warheads. The Ataka-T has a maximum range of 5 km. Vehicle can engage three targets at the same time, as each weapon is aimed separately.

As of late 2016, the only operator of the BMPT Terminator fire support combat vehicles was Kazakhstan. 10 Terminator units were ordered in 2010 and delivered by Russia from 2011 to 2013. Three of these vehicles were showcased for the first time during the 2011 Constitution Day parade.

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