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Belarus to receive upgraded BTR-70MB1 wheeled armoured personnel carriers

The Belarus Armed Forces will receive the first upgraded BTR-70MB1 wheeled armoured personnel carriers on January 2017.

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A first batch of upgraded BTR-70MB1 wheeled armoured personnel carriers is set to be delivered to the Belarus Ministry of Defence by the early in the year.


The BTR-70MB1 is an upgraded variant of the Soviet BTR-70, developed by OAO 140th Repair Plant. The BTR-70MB1 upgrade programme was launched due to the company’s own funds.

The upgrade package is essentially repowering of the vehicles with up-to-date diesel engines (8-cylinder diesel engine KAMAZ-7403.10 turbocharged 260 hp) and corresponding adaptation of transmission elements and auxiliary systems. The BTR-70MB1 weighed nearly 13 tons (basic version 11,5 tons).

The BTR-70MB1 wheeled amphibious armored personnel carriers are designated to transport infantry units providing them with direct fire support and fire-from-the-vehicle capability.

BTR-70MB1 for export
BTR-70MB1 for export
BTR-70MB1 for export

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