Sunday, December 4, 2022

VPK LLC Displays Tigr and Bear Special Armoured Vehicles at IDEX 2017

Russian defence company “Military Industrial Company” (VPK LLC)  is showcasing its full-scale wheeled armoured vehicles at IDEX 2017 exhibition.

One is the SBM VPK-233136 “Tigr” (Tiger) special armoured vehicles, the other being the SPM-3 VPK-3924 “Medved” (Bear) special police vehicle. While the “Tigr” has been exhibited at Arms Shows abroad to date, IDEX 2017 became the “Medved’s” debut.

Arms Shows abroad to date, IDEX 2017 became the “Medved’s” debut. VPK’s LLC management decided to unveil Russia’s first MRAP vehicle, the SPM-3 “Medved”, abroad owing to the keen interest displayed by foreign specialists during arms shows in Russia.


SPM-3 Medved 4×4 mine-protected armoured vehicle is manufactured by Military Industrial Company (VPK) for use by the armed and internal security forces of Russia. The vehicle was unveiled during the Interpolitex 2001 homeland security exhibition held in Moscow, Russia.

The SPM-3 Medved armoured vehicle, which features V-type hull, is based on 4×4 wheeled chassis. It is 5.9m-long, 2.5m-wide and 2.6m-high, and has a gross vehicle weight of 12.8t.

With a payload capacity of 1,200kg, the vehicle carries up to ten personnel, including two crew members. The crew cabin is fitted with a two-piece ballistic windshield and has a door on either side.

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