BTR-82A / BTR-82AM APC
8x8 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier Vehicle - Russia
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. In April 2010, the Russian defense 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 armored vehicles BTR-82: 30 in 2011 and 70 in 2012.
- BTR-82: basic version with 14.5 mm machine gun
- BTR-82A: armed with one 2A72 30mm cannon
- BTR-82AM: upgraded version of BTR-80 to the standard of BTR-82A
The firepower of the BTR-82A is increased by the use of a new unified fighting module with an electric drive armed with one 2A72 30mm cannon coupled with a 7.62 mm machine gun. The turret is fully stabilized on the two axes and fitted with new sights. The BTR-82 can fire on the move during day and night operations.
|Design and protection|
The layout of the BTR-82A is very similar to the BTR-80A. The BTR-82A is more protected than the basic version of BTR-80A. The vehicle is fitted with a reinforced multi-layer floor which provides protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The BTR-82A is also equipped with new seats and a special suspension that have energy-absorbing properties which increase the protection for the personnel inside the vehicle against mine blast. The hull of the BTR-82A is made with new armored vehicle ballistic protection of laminated synthetic material such as Kevlar. The vehicle has a weight of 15,400kg with a crew of three and can accommodate up to seven infantrymen.
|The BTR-82A wheeled armored infantry fighting vehicle features energy-absorbing structures and a new powerful Diesel engine KAMAZ 740.14-300 developing 300 hp of power. The BTR-82A is also fitted with new transmission components and suspension allowing an increased average speed in rough terrain. The BTR-82A can run at a maximum speed of 80 km/h on road with a maximum range of 600 km.|
|The gunner gets a new stabilized day/night fire control system TKN-4GA. The vehicle command system is equipped with advanced communications, topographic maps, and a surveillance camera (TKN-AI) for the vehicle's commander. TKN-AI is fitted with a laser range finder which allows the commander of the vehicle to detect enemy targets at a distance of 3 km. The BTR-82A is also equipped with an improved fire extinguishing system that improves safety in case of fire and explosion. To increase the comfort of the crew, the BTR-82A is equipped with air-conditioning system, which also serves to optimize the operations conditions of the electronic devices of the vehicle. The BTR-82A is equipped with a new radio station R-168-25-U2, a topographic orientation system, "Trona-1" with independent satellite channels and receiver navigation data. The Trona-1 positioning system is designed to enhance the accuracy and credibility of navigation data by integrating the vehicle's navigation system with the receiver of the GLONASS and NAVSTAR satellite navigation systems. The BTR-82A is fully amphibious, and an overpressure NBC system, night vision equipment, and a central tire-pressure regulation system are fitted.|
|One 30 mm cannon and one coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun.||Protection against the firing of small arms and shell splinters, multi-layer floor increase protection against IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices).|
|Azerbaijan, Kazakstan, Russia,||14,550 kg|
|Russia||80 km/h maximum road speed|
|Fire control system TKN-4GA, surveillance camera TKN-AI, air-conditioning. Trona-1 positioning system.||600 km|
|3 + 7 soldiers||Length: 7.65 m; Width: 2.9 m; Height: 2.8 m|
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