Belarus has touted Vietnam and some Southeast Asian countries upgrade packages BTR-50 armored vehicles with powerful weapons, that reported by defense-studies.blogspot.com.
Under the proposal from Belarus after being upgraded to the standard BTR-50 PKM, the BTR-50 units will have new power. BTR-50 is kind of Armoured Personnel Carrier Soviet amphibious chassis-based production light tanks PT-76 was first introduced in 1954 and used until today.
BTR-50 is kind of caterpillars, unlike other vehicles typically BTR tire. The main armament of the BTR-50 7.62 mm machine guns, including machine guns, air defense or 14.5 mm, weight of 14.5 tons and can carry 22 soldiers including crews.
Although outdated but BTR-50 has been widely used in many countries around the world. In particular, some countries located in Southeast Asia, such as Vietnam, Indonesia use relatively large number BTR-50. So no wonder Belarus offers upgrade packages BTR-50PKM to Southeast Asia.
Experts said the upgrade package of the company specializes in upgrading and repair of armored Minotor quite suitable to the conditions of the Southeast Asian countries and significantly increase the usage time of the BTR-50 obsolete while ensuring suitable for modern warfare.