Management of the Ministry of Defence during the passing exhibition in Nizhniy Tagil, Russia Arms Expo-2013 expressed an interest in shooting special transport machines "Scorpion-2M", said chief designer Corporation JSC "Protection" Dmitry Mitryaev.
"It is interesting for the Ministry of Defence about the supply of promise and desire was shown. Deputy Minister (Defense Yuriy) Borisov became interested in cars ("Scorpio-2M") and at the moment he confirmed his intentions "- said Mitryaev RIA" Novosti ".
According to the designer, the War Department ordered the enterprise pilot batches to carry out a preliminary operation. "Tentatively, it’s next year", — said Mitryaev.
He noted that the success of the "Scorpion" is related to the fact that it is set shooting module production plant Degtyarev. "The car is less interesting without weapons, and this exhibition will once again confirmed — with weapons far more consumers and interested responses. And our shooting too well while there is "- said Mitryaev.
Special vehicles "Scorpion" designed for the transportation of personnel of military units, including off-road, as well as the transportation of goods, towing trailers, reconnaissance, evacuation and transportation of the wounded. Vehicle load capacity — up to one ton. Modular body designed to carry up to eight people.
Russian Arms Expo — International Exhibition of Arms, Military Equipment and Ammunition, held since 1999 every two years in Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk region at the site "Prospector". It alternates with the International Security Exhibition Russian Defence Expo, which takes place at the site "Prospector" and once every two years.