The BPM-97 Vystrel is the Russian military designation for the KAMAZ 43269 Vystrel 4x4 Wheeled Armoured Vehicle. It is still in the prototype phase and only two being produced were fitted with several different turrets like the one of the BTR-80A. The vehicle is based on the Kamaz 4326 and as the name suggests was designed for the Russian Border Guards. The latest model has bulletproof side windows and no gun turret. It has been ordered by Kazakhstan and by the MVD Internal Troops, Federal service of Punishment Execution and EMERCOM.
Development of the BPM-97 Vystrel began in 1997. Armored vehicle meant to replace the main transport border guards the GAZ-66. But after a government funding default in 1998 and the much delayed public funding of the project finally stopped. In order to offset the cost of the development in the absence of government orders, machines were allowed to be sold to civilian companies. The armored vehicle was used for the transportation of explosives, money and valuable goods. After receiving permission in 2005, some cars were sold to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Production of the "Vystrel" is ongoing at the JSC Remdizel plant in Naberezhnye Chelny. Where the armoured body and KAMAZ 4326 truck chassis are integrated.
The hull of the vehicle is made of welded Aluminum alloy - the upper part of the shell withstands hits from a 12.7x108mm - NSV machine gun with a distance of 300 m, the lower part from 7.62x54mm SVD rifles with the distance of 30 m.
The vehicle is divided into the engine compartment and separate crew areas. The body has both side and rear doors, and roof hatches for exiting.
Armamment varies, the BPM-97 is available with pintle mounted or turret mounted 7.62 mm, 12.7 mm machine guns such as the Kord 12.7mm, 14.5 mm KPV heavy machine guns in a BTR-80 type turret, and a combination turret fitted with a sighting device with 30 mm cannon or 30 mm ASG-30 automatic grenade launchers Plamya.
Rosoboronexport at ISSE 2010 (24.05.2010)