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Atlet family to enter state trials in spring 2021

25th January 2021 - 17:30 GMT | by Alex Orlov in Moscow

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Atlet vehicles arguably offer better capabilities than the Tigr range, although the latter is likely to remain in production.

The Atlet family of armoured vehicles is poised to enter state trials in early 2021, after passing a significant milestone.

Alexander Krasovitsky, general director of manufacturer Military Industrial Company (VPK), said on 18 December 2020 that Atlet had ‘finished preliminary trials’. The following day, Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, predicted that state trials will be completed by Q3 2021.

Extensive tests of two Atlet prototypes (an AMN 233121 multi-purpose and an ASN 233122 special-purpose armoured vehicle) in 2020 included fire resistance and blast trials.

Industry sources indicated to Shephard that the Russian MoD requested design modifications after the preliminary

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Alex Orlov is a freelance journalist based in Helsinki.

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