K-17 Bumerang 8x8 Boomerang IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle
 
 
 
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Description
The Boomerang or Bumerang is a new development of 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier launched by the Russian defense industry to replace the old BTR family used by the Russian armed forces. During the International exhibition of arms and military equipment RAE 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, the project of the vehicle was showed only for the Prime Minister of Russia. The first prototype of the Bumerang was delivered in 2013. According to Sputnik News, large production of the Boomerang will start in 2015, to replace the BTR-82A and BTR-80 APCs currently in service with the Russian army, with a total of for 2,000 vehicles, in various configurations. In April 2015, the Boomerang was showed for the first time to the public during the rehearsal of Victory Day military parade in Alabino testing range, near Moscow. There is two variants of the Bumerang vehicle, the K-16 APC and K-17 IFV.
 
Variants:
Bumerang K-16: Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is equipped with a small unmanned turret featuring a sensor array and a 12.7 mm machine gun.
Bumerang K-17: an IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) fitted with a remotely controlled weapon station armed with one 2A42 30mm automatic cannon.
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The Bumerang K-17 is equipped with an electrically powered unmanned turret mounted in the centre of the hull. The turret is armed with the 2A42 30mm automatic cannon. A 7.62mm coaxial PKT machine gun is mounted to the left side of the main armament. Two launchers of anti-tank guided missile Kornet-EM are mounted on each side of the turret. The Bumerang can engage all mobile or static targets by day and night at a maximum range of 5,500m. The Kornet is an advanced ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile) with spiral trajectory. The Kornet-EM variant uses technical vision with an automatic target tracker to make it a "fire and forget" missile, giving it a 5-times increase in accuracy of target tracking at any range. The fire and forget capability gives a vehicle the ability to salvo launch against two different targets at once, increasing its rate of fire and decreasing the number of vehicles needed for a mission. It can also salvo fire two missiles against one target to defeat vehicles equipped with an active protection system. The main armament can be controlled by commander and gunner for firing operations.
 
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Design and protection
The Bumerang layout is very similar to modern wheeled combat vehicle with the power pack at the front, driver front left, the turret in the middle, and the troop’s compartment at the rear. The troops enter and leave via a single hydraulic doors in the hull rear. The vehicle uses V-shaped technology for the hull, that protects occupants by deflecting mine blasts anywhere under the vehicle. The Bumerang can carry a total of 10 soldiers, including driver, commander, gunner and 7 infantrymen. Over the top of the hull at the rear of the turret are two roof hatches, one each side, which are manually hinged and can be locked vertically to protect the troops when they are outside. The Bumerang hull provides protection against firing of small arms and shell splinters. In addition to this, Bumerang is also equipped with bolt-on ceramic armor which offers all-around protection against 14.5 mm, armor-piercing ammunition, and artillery fragments from 152 mm rounds.
Mobility
The Bumerang uses a 8x8 all-terrain chassis. The Bumerang will feature full 8 × 8 drive with power steering on the front four wheels. The Bumerang is motorized with a four-stroke turbocharged Diesel engine UTD-32TR developing 510 hp. in conjunction with hydromechanical transmission and hydrostatic transmission. Power pack compartment is located in the middle of the body. 
Accessories
The Bumerang is fully amphibious, being propelled in the water by two propellers which were situated one either side of the hull at the rear. As all the modern combat vehicles, the standard equipment of the Boomerang could include air-conditioning, NBC protection system, night vision equipment, computerized fire control, and central tyre pressure regulation system. The Bumerang is fitted with video cameras to provide the troops a full 360° view all-around from inside the vehicle.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 30mm cannon, one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, 4 launchers for anti-tank guided missile Kornet.
Country users
Prototype -Project
Designer Country
Russia
Accessories
Air-conditioning, NBC protection system, night vision equipment, computerized fire control, and central tyre pressure regulation system.
Crew
3 + 7
Armor
Standard armour to protect against firing of small arms and shell splinters, ceramic armour
Weight
20,000 kg
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