Russia completed supplies of BTR-82A APC to Azerbaijan Kazakhstan

Russia completed supplies of BTR-82A armored personnel carriers to Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, a representative of the Military-Industrial Company told TASS, the Russian press agency.

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Russian army BTR-82A APC at Army-2017 International Military Technical Forum near Moscow, Russia (August 2017)

Deliveries to Azerbaijan have been completed," the source said but did not disclose the number of the supplied APC. BTR-82A have been supplied to Azerbaijan since 2013 according to an agreement on military-technical cooperation with Russia.

In April 2017, Russia has delivered an undisclosed number of BTR-82A 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier to Azerbaijan. Baku and Moscow are expanding cooperation in the Caspian Sea, including in the military and military-technical field, as well as in the sphere of fighting international terrorism.

A first batch of Russian-made BTR-82A 8x8 armoured personnel carrier were delivered from Russia to Azerbaijan in 2013.

According to the SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) arms trade database, Russia has delivered 44 BTR-82A APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) to Kazakhstan in 2011/2012.All contracted vehicles have also been delivered to Kazakhstan.

The BTR-82A is an upgraded version of the BTR-80A wheeled armored vehicles. In December 2008, Russia's Military Industrial Company (MIC) was already testing the prototypes which were unveiled in December 2009. The firepower of the BTR-82A is increase by the use of a new unified fighting module with electric drive armed with one 2A72 30mm cannon coupled with a 7.62 mm machine gun. The turret is fully stabilized on the two axes and fitted with new sights.

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