Website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation unveils for the first time «Typhoon» multi-functional mine-resistant MRAP vehicle with the new remote controlled turret.
The new vehicle was spotted during training members of the international competition of engineering troops «Open water» in Murom.
The «Typhoon» is a mine-resistant armored wheeled vehicle designed and manufactured by KAMAZ. The new generation 6×6 armored vehicle can be deployed in reconnaissance, surveillance, command and staff, engineer reconnaissance, medical evacuation, nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) reconnaissance and surveillance, fire support, special attack and armed escort missions.
The «Typhoon» MRAP can also be used to convoy other vehicles for combat missions and to transport soldiers, medical units and other equipment. It offers increased protection for troops in high threat environments.
The new armored vehicle has single remote control turret designed by JSC “NPO Electromashina”. On the remote control turret can be mounted machine guns caliber PKT 7,62x54R with increased ammunition and 12.7mm NSVT or «Kord», as well as a grenade launcher AGS-30. Module weight, depending on the weapon and ammunition, could reach 150-170 kg.
Practical stage of the “Open water” All-army contest will be held under the leadership of the Chief of Engineer Troops Lieutenant General Yuri Stavitsky in Murom on July 14-18. Engineer units of Russia, China and Belarus will also participate in the international stage of the “Open water-2016” contest.