Ukrainian Scientific-Production Company TECHIMPEX Ltd is continuing to develop its VARAN-30 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle with Slovakian remote control turret.
TECHIMPEX Ltd has demonstrated the model of improved version of VARAN-30 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle fitted with a Turra 30 remote control turret, developed by EVPU at the Arms and Security military show in Kyiv.
The VARAN-3 is a wheeled armored personnel carrier being developed for the Ukrainian Army. The VARAN-3 armored personnel carrier has a crew of 3 and can carry 7 fully equipped troops. Vehicle is powered by the Deutz TCD 2013 L06 4V diesel engine, developing 320 horsepower. It is mated to Allison 3000 automatic transmission.
The VARAN-30 wheeled infantry fighting has received a remote control weapon station (RCWS) armed with a 30 mm cannon and a 7.62 mm coaxial machinegun.
- machine gun caliber 7,62 PKT
- machine gun caliber 12,7 mm – NATO/Russian caliber
- automatic grenade launcher AGS-17 or KBA-117
- 30 mm 2A42 or ZTM-2 automatic canon
The remote control turret armed with two 9M113 Konkurs or Barrier anti-tank guided missiles.
The VARAN is built to the same layout as modern wheeled armored personnel carriers such as Patria/Rosomak AFVs, Otokar ARMA 8×8 or FNSS PARS 8×8. The vehicle is designed to be transportable in a Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules or An-70 transport aircraft.