Russia's Southern Military District received 20 more KamAZ Typhoon MRAP vehicles

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Russia's Southern Military District received 20 more KamAZ Typhoon MRAP vehicles
The Russian Southern Military District received 20 more KamAZ “Typhoon” MRAP armored personnel carriers last month. The armed units of the SMD are now equipped with about 50 Typhoon units. “As part of the planned refurbishment of the Southern Military District the compounds of special purpose received the first batch of new armored vehicles “Typhoon” in an amount of about 50 units,” the District representative said.
     
The Russian Southern Military District received 20 more KamAZ “Typhoon” MRAP armored personnel carriers last month. The armed units of the SMD are now equipped with about 50 Typhoon units. “As part of the planned refurbishment of the Southern Military District the compounds of special purpose received the first batch of new armored vehicles “Typhoon” in an amount of about 50 units,” the District representative said. Kamaz-63969 6x6 MRAP wheeled amphibious armoured personnel carrier and the Kamaz-63968 (Typhoon-K) MRAP armored personnel carrier
     
Last year, the armed units of the Southern Military District received a batch of 30 “Typhoon” vehicles, which was completed by another second of 20 vehicles in December.

The KamAZ Typhoon is a 6x6 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected special purpose vehicler. Its development program started in 2010, and the first vehicle was shown in 2011. The Typhoon's family includes the Kamaz-63968 (Typhoon-K) armored personnel carrier variant and the Kamaz-63969, which is a 6x6 wheeled amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) with a remote-controlled gun. All Typhoons are using the same family of engines (JMZ-536), information and management system, mine protection and suspension. A number of advanced solutions have been used to provide the protection of Typhoon vehicles such as integrated ceramic armor to protect main projections of the vehicle, mine resistant seats for the crew and paratroopers, glass cover protecting against large-caliber firearms, and new types of armoured steel.
The armour can protect the crew from 14.5 mm bullets, armour-piercing bullets such as B-32 and armor-piercing incendiary bullets and from the blowing of 8 kg of TNT under the bottom.

Typhoon has independent hydropneumatic suspension, automatic transmission, brand new engines and on-board information systems.The armored vehicle can accommodate 2 crew members plus 16 paratroopers in its APC variant.

According to its developers Typhoon can be used for reconnaissance, command and staff, fire support, engineer reconnaissance, NBC reconnaissance purposes. It can also convoy other vehicles and carry medical units and personnel.

     

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