Army-2018: Russian Defense Ministry buys 59 Typhoon mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles

The Russian Defense Ministry has struck a deal for delivery of 59 Kamaz 53949 Taiphun (Typhoon) mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles. JSC Remdiesel will deliver them before 2020. The same plant will supply 20 Kamaz-63968 trucks in 2018-2020.

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Kamaz 53949 Taiphoon-K MRAP (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The Typhoon is a family of Russian multi-functional, modular, armoured, mine-resistant vehicles (MRAP). It is part of the program launched in 2010. Both Kamaz and Gaz-Group are taking part in the Typhoon program and develop their own family of vehicles.

The Kamaz 53949 Typhun-K is a 4×4 mine-protected armoured vehicle manufactured by Remdiesel, a subsidiary of Kamaz, to meet the requirements of armed forces and special units worldwide. The vehicle was first displayed at Armya 2017. The Typhoon-K is primarily used to safely transport troops and military cargoes in mine-inflated zones. It can also be configured as a command post vehicle, ambulance and logistics support vehicle. The Typhoon-K is based on the common chassis used by the Kamaz family of all-wheel drive medium and heavy-duty vehicles. The vehicle also shares most of the components and assemblies with the other platforms in the family. The vehicle accommodates two crew members and eight fully equipped troops.

The Kamaz-63968 Typhoon-K (Taifun), the 6x6 version of the 4x4 one, weighs 21 tonnes and can transport up to 16 people.