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Protection of BTR-87 8x8 will increase due to the use of ceramics and titanium

Category: Defence Industry

The Russian BTR-87 Armored Personnel Carrier will receive addon protective panels with special ceramics and titanium, the Vyksa's "Plant of Corps" reports.

This development of the "Military-Industrial Company" was first presented at the international "Army 2017" military-technical forum.

The armored car is considered "a radical modernization of the well-known family of BTR-80 and BTR-82 with qualitatively new characteristics". The vehicles also significantly strengthened mine protection.

"The mounted weapon station with a 30-mm gun and a coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun looks like the one that is installed on the vehicles that is being new manufactured. However, as you can see, the main armament is reinforced with 4 Kornet Anti-Tank Guided Missiles. The sighting complex includes a thermal imager and a laser range finder", the author of the article Lev Romanov writes.

BTR-87 APC also has increased mobility: "thanks to the engine with 312 hp, the Armored Personnel Carrier has a maximum speed of 90 km/h; water speed is one of the highest for vehicles of this class - up to 14 km/h, road range - 800 km", the publication said.

It is also important that the design of the BTR-87 is unified by the applied units and assemblies and can be produced in all company's factories.

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