Special Forces of the Russia's Central Military District to receive 10 Tigr SPM-2 armoured vehicles

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Friday, June 6, 2014 01:49 PM
 
Special Forces of the Russia's Central Military District to receive 10 Tigr SPM-2 armoured vehicles.
Russia’s Central Military District (CMD) is to receive 10 new armored Tigr GAZ-233036 SPM-2 vehicles, Colonel Jaroslav Roschupkin said Friday, June 6, 2014.
     
Russia’s Central Military District (CMD) is to receive 10 new armored Tigr GAZ-233036 SPM-2 vehicles, Colonel Jaroslav Roschupkin said Friday, June 6, 2014.
Tigr SPM-2 GAZ-233036
     

"Tolyatti Special Forces will receive ten new armored SPM-2 GAZ-233036 ‘Tigers’. In accordance with the 2011-2020 state arms procurement program, the vehicles will be delivered by the end of 2014," Col. Roschupkin said.

Earlier this year, Col. Roschupkin reported that the CMD was to receive 24 "Tigers" by the end of 2014.
Last year, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Russian Armed Forces’ demand for “Tigers” had reached unprecedented highs following the upgrades to "Tigers" that eliminate the previous advantages of Iveco’s “Lynx” light motor vehicles.

The Tigr SPM-2 GAZ-233036 is is a high-mobility multipurpose armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the Russian Defense Company VPK, a GAZ Group division, at the Arzamas machine-manufacturing plant. The vehicle is especially designed to be used by Police forces to transport personnel of as cargo vehicle.

The Tigr SPM-2 can also be used for counter-terrorist operations or for law enforcement missions with the ability to protect the crew against firing of small arms or mine blast explosion.

The Tigr SPM-2 is motorized with four-stroke liquid-cooled Diesel engine which provides the vehicle to run at a maximum road speed of 125 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 900 km.

The vehicle can be fitted with a small turret or a ring mount station which can be armed with a 12.7mm machine or 40mm automatic grenade launcher.

 

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