The Military Industrial Company (VPK LLC) plans to sign the first export contract for armored vehicles “VPK-Ural” with one of the countries of the Middle East. The general director of the company Alexander Krasovitsky told TASS about this.
According to him, the parameters of the contract are currently being discussed. The machines have already been successfully tested at the customer’s site, including in the desert with temperatures up to 45 degrees. Supposedly, deliveries will begin before the end of the year.
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Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense also showed interest in the new armored car. During the Kavkaz-2020 exercise, the military tested the VPK-Ural in a drawing of tactical episodes. The press service of the company noted that the armored car completed all the tasks assigned to it and worked them out without failures.
For the first time, “VPK-Ural” was presented at the “Army-2019” forum. The 4×4 armored vehicle was developed on the basis of the Ural commercial chassis. In addition, components created in the course of proactive development were used to create the machine.
The total weight of the “VPK-Ural” is 14.5 tons, it is capable of reaching a speed of about 100 km / h and carrying 12 people. The vehicle is equipped with the Russian YaMZ-336 diesel engine, can withstand the hit of 7.62 mm armor-piercing bullets, and is also capable of withstanding the detonation of an explosive device with an explosive mass of up to 6 kg.
In August it was reported that serial deliveries of the latest K-4386 Typhoon-VDV armored vehicles to the Russian army could begin this year. On the eve of the Army-2020 forum, the company said that the car had already passed state tests and is currently awaiting the assignment of the O1 letter, after which its serial production will begin.
On August 2, sources in the Russian military department told Izvestia that the reconnaissance and special forces of the Airborne Forces would be the first to receive the latest Typhoon-Airborne Forces armored vehicles.