Russia to get 100 new BTR-82AMs
Over 100 BTR-82AM armoured personnel carriers (APCs) will be delivered to motorised rifle units of the Russian Western Military District (MD) formation located in the Voronezh, Belgorod and Bryansk regions of Russia, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 10 October.
The carriers will transport personnel as well as provide fire support to motorised rifle units. These vehicles are modernised versions of BTR-80A and BTR-80 APCs developed and introduced in 2009.
The BTR-82AM 8x8 amphibious APC entered service with the Russian Army in 2011. The vehicles have a more powerful engine, 30mm gun, coaxial 7.62mm machine gun, modernised observation and aiming equipment.
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