Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Russia supplied BTR-82A Armoured Personnel Carrier to Syria

Russia supplied to BTR-82A Armoured Personnel Carrier Syria.

The channel Cirii National Defence Force (NDF) NDF operations posted a video and PAS in the province of Latakia participation of the Russian BTR-82

The BTR-82A is an upgraded version of the BTR-80A wheeled armored vehicles. In December 2008, Russia’s Military Industrial Company (MIC) was already testing the prototypes which were unveiled in December 2009.

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In April 2010, Russian defence industry has started to market the BTR-82 and BTR-82A as a modernization program for existing BTR-80 operators. Russia will supply Kazakhstan until 2013, with 100 armoured vehicles BTR-82: 30 in 2011 and 70 in 2012.

The BTR-82A APC can perform combat operations 24 hours a day. The main armament of the APC is 30mm dual-feed automatic cannon. The gun can fire armour piercing-tracer (AP-T) projectiles, high-explosive fragmentation-incendiary (HEF-I) and high-explosive-tracer (HE-T) ammunition.

The secondary armament of the vehicle includes a 7.62mm PKTM coaxial machine gun. The turret incorporates two-axis stabilisation, new sighting channels, and three forward-facing 81mm smoke grenade launchers on each side. The firing elevation ranges from -7° to +70°.

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