Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Armed Forces of Belarus to receive first batch of Caiman armoured vehicles

The Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus will receive the first batch of upgraded Caiman armoured vehicles. That was reported by military-informant.com.

The Caiman 4×4 is a modernised version of the Soviet-made wheeled reconnaissance vehicle BRDM-2 and developed by «140th Repair Plant». According to a Belarusian website 42.tut.by, the new Caiman armoured vehicle is motorized with a new diesel engine capacity of 170 hp.

The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed of 110 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 1,000 km. The caiman has a total weight of 7 tons and can carries six military personnel. The roof of the vehicle can be fitted with a ring mount weapon station which can be armed with PKS 7.62mm machine gun or an AGS 30mm automatic grenade launcher. There is also three smoke grenade launcher and storage basket on each side of the vehicle.


The first serial Caiman armoured vehicles will take part in Military Parade on 3 July.

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