Factory Tests Barys 8x8 Armored Vehicle Started In Kazakhstan
Category: Defence Industry
The Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering company has started the factory running tests of the Barys 8x8 armored wheeled vehicle.
This Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is equipped with a stabilized remote-controlled turret with a 2A42 30-mm automatic gun and a 7.62-mm PKT coaxial machine gun, created by the Kazakhstan plant KAE, which produces defense electronic products, together with the Turkish company Aselsan.
After their completion, the Barys 8x8 will be presented to the experts of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan for military tests in extreme winter climatic conditions. The test program provides for shooting from standard weapons, both during the day and at night.
The new armored personnel carrier, which includes advanced technological solutions, was the result of development of Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering LLP jointly with the South African company Paramount Group.
Armored vehicle is multipurpose, mobile and meets the high requirements of ballistic and mine protection.
Barys 8x8 was first demonstrated during the IV International Exhibition KADEX, in June 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
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