At the International Exhibition of Arms, Military Equipment and Ammunition RAE-2013 will be first presented to the upgraded multi-purpose amphibious armored personnel carrier. BTR-MDM, as it is called "Shell-M", made at Kurgan Machine Building Plant. Already in 2014, bids will go to the Russian Army.
Reference product in the development of the BTR-MDM was the BTR-MD Volgograd production engineering company. The upgrade was done to improve the basic performance characteristics and reliability of the product. Development of multi-purpose amphibious armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM on "Shell-M" was launched in 2008. All work carried out at their own expense "Concern" Tractor plants "on Kurganmashzavod.
Experts have unified with armored infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3M and combat vehicle BMD-4M. The machine is fitted with a borrowed infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3M engine and transmission, chassis, water jets, bilge tools, control systems, electrical, pneumatic, information management system chassis, monitoring devices, collective protection equipment, fire fighting equipment, means of masking and equipment installation means landing.
As told in the press service of "Concern" Tractor plants ", an international exhibition of RAE-2013 new product will not only see, but also to see APC in action on a special testing ground vehicle will overcome an obstacle — the trench, ford, slide, climb and others.
BTR-MDM is designed for the transportation of personnel (troops), ammunition, spare parts, fuel and lubricants in airborne units, air assault formations of the Navy Marine Corps. It is adapted for use in all conditions of combat use in a variety of climatic conditions.
"The design of the BTR-MDM enables bundling its various interchangeable equipment because he intended to be a basic machine, on which in the short term will be developed a family of military equipment for the Navy — command post, communications and machine control, medical, logistics "- told the" Concern "Tractor plants".
Commander of the Russian Airborne Forces, Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov, who visited in February this year, Kurgan, said that in 2014 the company will produce 30 BTR-MDM for the Russian army.