Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy new amphibious tracked armoured vehicle PTS-4 in 2014 2407132
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|Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:48 AM|
|Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy the new amphibious tracked armoured vehicle PTS-4 in 2014.|
The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to include a new amphibious tracked transporter PTS-4 in defense procurement for 2014, RIA Novosti reported. How many vehicles can be purchased in the coming year and the budget which will be used for this project, is not specified.
The PTS-4 was unveiled for the first time to the public in 2007 during the defense exhibition VTT-Omsk.
According to RIA Novosti, the Russian military were satisfied with that type of vehicles, which is now equipped with a new remote controlled weapon station armed with a 12.7mm machine gun. The PTS-4 is motorized with a multi-fuel engine developing 840 Ch.
The PTS-4 has a total weight of 33 tons with a payload of 12 tons on land and 18 tons on water. The vehicle is able to reach a maximum speed on road of 60 km/h and 15 km/h on water.
Developed since 2007 by the Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod, the PTS-4 is based on the suspension of main battle tank T-80 and gears of main battle tank T-72. The PTS-4 can carry infantry fighting vehicles, armoured personnel carrier and trucks.
The PTS-4 will be ready to enter in production. In 2011, the vehicle has passed a series of qualification tests. The PTS-4 has a fully-enclosed armored cab. It provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters.
The PTS-4 is able to carry armoured infantry fighting vehicle as the BMP-3