Russian company Kamaz delivers 70 Taifun-K MRAPs to Russian Armed Forces 50808164

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Russian company Kamaz delivers 70 Taifun-K MRAPs to Russian Armed Forces
Russia`s Armed Forces have received over 70 Taifun-K (Typhoon K) heavy mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles developed by the KAMAZ company (a part of the Rostec state corporation), according to a source in the Russian defense industry.
     
     
"The subsidiaries of the KAMAZ company have delivered over 70 K63968 Taifun-K MRAP vehicles to Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD). At present, an additional batch of the MRAPs is being produced for the Ministry. The customer will receive several more dozens of the Taifun-K vehicles before the year-end," the source said.

According to open sources, the Taifun-K 6x6 wheeled MRAP vehicle has a combat weight of 24 t, a crew of 2 servicemen, a passenger capacity of 16 mounted soldiers, a length of 8,990 mm, a width of 2,550 mm, a height of 3,300 mm, a maximum road speed of 105 km/h, and an operational range of 1,200 km. Taifun-K is armoured at Level IV STANAG 4569 (All-round protection against 14.5 mm armour-piercing bullets at 200 m distance). The vehicle can be armed with a remote controlled weapon station (RCWS). Taifun-K is powered by YaMZ-5367 (450 h.p.) diesel engine. The vehicle features the newest Gals-D1M combat management system developed by the Volna scientific-research institute.
     
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