40 new BTR-82A entered service of the Russian military base stationed on the territory of the Republic of Abkhazia, in the framework of the state defense order in the early summer of 2013.
BTR-82A is produced in the Nizhny Novgorod region on the Arzamas Machine Building Plant. Battle wheel amphibious vehicle is facing a deep modernization of the Russian Army BTR-80 and BTR-80A and surpasses its predecessor in almost all respects.
BTR-82A has a more powerful engine, weapons, as well as modern digital stabilization systems of weapons, surveillance and targeting. On the new APC also established fragmentation protection, and air conditioning. To improve the manageability of a command vehicle equipped with modern means of communication 5th generation system and topographical orientation "Throne-1."