An army man with a GAZ 2330 Tigr vehicle at the Russian Army Festival in Moscow.Ramil Sitdikov/Sputnik
Russia’s military is currently testing new light armored vehicles that are designed to serve in both freezing northern conditions and the Middle East. Russia Beyond brings you two such battle wagons set to enhance the country’s offense and defense.
Russian Arctic troops are test driving a vehicle called “Kretchet” for border patrol and reconnaissance missions. These machines were specially created for the severe conditions of the country’s north.
“The vehicles are light and able to cover up to 2,000 km on just one tank of fuel. This particular one can ride through three-meter high snow blocks at 50 km/h. If the engineers install additional armor and it passes Defense Ministry testing, we’ll be able to see it in our Arctic Joint Strategic Command in a couple of years,” Dmitry Safonov, a former Izvestia newspaper military analyst, told Russia Beyond.
The six-wheeled truck can transport 10 fully armed soldiers, the expert added. However, the vehicle cannot be decked out with heavy artillery or machine gun systems yet.
“If heavy gun systems are installed, Kretchet would lose speed and
Hundreds of “Tiger” light
“These vehicles can also act as stationary unmanned turrets due to the “
At the moment engineers are experimenting by installing various types of new weaponry on board
“It’s like a Hummer, the civilian version of the American light
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