SPM-3 armored car, dubbed "The Bear" has successfully passed the test of the sixth class of crew protection against damaging factors.
Special vehicle SPM-3 has a reservation, which allows armored vehicle to withstand a direct hit from all types of small arms, including and a special 7.62-mm bullet from a Kalashnikov TUS.
Also, the design of the car body, provides protection for the crew by improvised explosive devices, small and medium power.
The testing results of special vehicles SPM-3, will be included in the state defense order for 2013 for the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. This was announced today in Nizhny Novgorod zamglavkoma Army Troops on arms, head arms, Major General Sergei Erygin.
SPM-3 (Special armored police car) is a completely new development. The body and vehicle armor windows "hold" hit the 7.62-mm armor-piercing bullet fired from a distance of 100 m from the SVD sniper rifle, and the erosion under the wheel of an explosive device equivalent to 6 kg of TNT.
"Bear" is designed for use as a transport and operational service machines MIA in counter-terrorism operations, operations to stop the riots, the tasks of territorial defense. Multifunctional special vehicle can also be used to assist border authorities FSB.
Currently, the internal troops successfully used special truck SPM-2 "Tiger", which is commercially available in the Nizhny Novgorod region on the Arzamas Machine-Building Plant, which is part of the "Military-Industrial Company".