The Russian Defense Ministry has officially adopted an armored personnel carrier BTR-82A. As reported on Thursday, February 7,
BTR-82A and BTR-82 is an upgraded version of BTR-80 armored personnel carriers, were armed with the Ministry of Defence since 1986. BTR-82 is armed with 14.5-mm machine gun KPVT, while the BTR-82A is equipped with a 30-mm gun 2A72. In addition, both armed with BTR 7.62-mm machine gun PKTM.
BTR-82A and BTR-80 manufactured by the Arzamas Machine Building Plant (AMZ) since 2010. February 6 newspaper "Izvestia"
As reported by "Izvestia", now listed on the balance sheet of the Ministry of Defence about 1.5 thousand BTR-82, of which baboutMost of converted from the old BTR-80.
Adopt the BTR-82 and BTR-82A is scheduled for completion acceptance testing in Arzamas, which