Saturday, July 20, 2024

Russian Airborne Troops formally inducted Toros 4×4 armored vehicle

Belgium’s defense online magazine, the Army Recognition, has reported that the Russian Airborne Troops formally inducted the Toros 4×4 armored vehicle.

According to the Army Recognition, the Toros is a family of armored vehicles developed as a private venture for the needs of the Armed forces, Law enforcement and EMERCOM by the Russian consortium “INTRALL” and UAMZ Group.

The Toros can be dropped from various military transport aircraft with special paratroopers platform. Once on the ground, it will provide airborne troops with fire support, reconnaissance and cargo capabilities. It can also be armed with a sole machine gun or an automatic grenade launcher.


Based on a BTR-60 chassis, the Toros can accommodate a crew of eight soldiers and a crew of two. The Toros has a length of 5.125 m, a width of 2.447 m and a height of 2.365 m.

The combat weight of the 4×4 Toros is 6.8 tonnes, although the weight can fluctuate depending on the weapon fit and armour package.

The vehicle is fitted with a a 4.7-liter turbodiesel of Minsk Motor Plant with an output of 136 hp and 460 Nm of torque (at 2200 rev/min). Transmission is a five-speed automatic. It provides a maximum road speed of 85 km/h and an operational road range of 1,000 km.

Photo by Vitaly Kuzmin

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more



Russia faces artillery barrel shortage

Russia is grappling with a severe issue in the production of artillery barrels, a critical component for its military capabilities, according to a recent...