BTR-82A have adopted

The Russian Defense Ministry has officially adopted an armored personnel carrier BTR-82A. As reported on Thursday, February 7, "Interfax" with reference to the press-secretary of the Military Industrial Commission (MIC), Sergei Suvorov, the corresponding order was signed by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

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" wrote, that the AMA was unable to fully meet the state defense order for the supply of the BTR-82 for 2011-2012. Total Defense Ministry was planning to get 200 new armored vehicles.

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 held in 2010

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