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The new Russian MRAP wheeled armoured vehicle SPM-3 Bear Ballistic Enhanced ARmour 0601117-7.

| 2011
Defense News - Russia

Thursday, January 6, 2011, 17:54 PM

The new Russian MRAP wheeled armoured vehicle SPM-3 Bear (Ballistic Enhanced ARmour).
The Russian Defence Industry will produce a new wheeled armored vehicle of the category of MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush protected vehicle), the SPM-3 Bear. At the moment, the SPM-3 "Bear" passed the first stage of the production test.

The SPM-3 was developed jointly by the specialists of the Russian Defence Companies BMK and Arzamas Machinery Plant. The SPM-3 “BEAR” (Ballistic Enhanced Armour) special police vehicle of 4x4 wheeled arrangement is indented to be used as means of transport capable of protecting its crew from small arms fire, improvised explosive devices (IED), chemical agents and police gear on counterterrorist operations.

The hull and armoured windows can withstand the B-32 armour piercing bullets fired from the SVS Sniper Rifle at a distance of 100 m. The SPM3 Bear is also capable of withstanding the blast produced by a 6 kg HE device with the personnel inside being unharmed.

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