The Minsk Wheeled Tractor Plant (Volat) has taken the opportunity at the MILEX 2021 defense exhibition being held in Minsk from 23 to 26 June to unveil the concept of a new wheeled armored fighting vehicle, called the V-2 MZKT-690003.
As noted by the company, the new 8×8 armored personnel carrier is designed for transporting personnel, fire support, protection against small arms and explosive devices, suppression of counter force, anti-tank weapons, light armored vehicles, tanks and low-speed enemy air targets.
The vehicle has a roof-mounted weapon turret with a 30mm gun and modernized 12.7 mm machine gun and electro-optical system fitted with a charge-coupled device day camera, thermal night camera, and laser range finder.
The forward engine configuration, now largely standard for 8×8s, provides additional protection for the driver and commander, and enables the rear of the vehicle to be used for multiple purposes.
The new armoured combat vehicle has an all-welded armored hull with a ramp in the rear part and is equipped with the following systems: Combat Management System, CTIS, Run-Flat, filtering unit, fire extinguishing system, smoke removal system, video surveillance system, self-recovery winch.
The 20-ton V-2 has Br4 ballistic protection, mine protection STANAG 4569 of level 2a/2b, it can reach 10 km/h in water and 110 km/h on land. Powerful 550 hp engine, automatic transmission, 520 mm ground clearance, forced differential lock and the diesel generator are included.