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Thursday, September 26, 2013 04:48 PM
 
Uralvagonzavod - Renault Trucks Defense present new ATOM 8x8 armored infantry fighting vehicle.
Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) and Renault Trucks Defense have combined their know-how to offer potential customers the ATOM 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle which is being presented for the first time at the Russian Expo Arms 2013 exhibit in Nizhny Tagil,, Russia.
     
Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) and Renault Trucks Defense have combined their know-how to offer potential customers the ATOM 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle which is being presented for the first time at the Russian Expo Arms 2013 exhibit in Nijni Taguil.
The new Russian-French Atom 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle designed by the French Company Renault Trucks Defense and the Russian Company Uralvagonzavod.
     

This 30-tonne combat vehicle incorporates all the experience of UralVagonZavod in the area of armoured hulls and armaments. UVZ is the world-famous builder of the Russian T-90 main battle tank. RTD, the French mobility specialist (VBCI, VAB, Sherpa), is supplying the power train for this 8x8 designed to offer all-terrain mobility equivalent to that of a tracked vehicle. The two companies have worked together to propose the most open, evolutionary architecture.

Cooperation between RTD and UralVagonZavod was launched in February 2013 at the last edition of the IDEX exhibit in the United Arab Emirates. Today this partnership has resulted in this initial project, which aims to replace the BTR-80s in service in the Russian Army. It should be noted that this 8x8 will be offered in several versions to take account of the requirements of the most demanding customers: troop transport vehicle (with a 57-mm turret), infantry combat vehicle (with 120-mm mortar or anti-tank missile), ambulance, breakdown vehicle or armoured police vehicle.

In terms of mobility, certain versions will be amphibious and air-transportable by Il-76.

     
Atom 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle at RAE Russian Arms Expo 2013
 
 
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