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Modern armored personnel carriers with improved combat and running characteristics of the BTR-82A and BTR-82AM enter service with the formations and units of the Ground Forces.

Armored personnel carriers are designed to transport units, their fire support in battle, the destruction of manpower, anti-tank weapons and light armored vehicles of the enemy.

The vehicle’s security has been increased due to the use of anti-fragmentation protection made of multilayer synthetic material on the inner surfaces of the hull in the armored personnel carrier. To reduce the negative consequences of explosions under the wheels or the body, the floors are covered with an anti-mine coating. In addition, the seats of the crew and the troopers are made on a special suspension, which reduces the impact of the explosion energy.

A new combat module was installed on the BTR-82A, which made it possible to significantly increase the combat power of the vehicle. It includes an automatic 30 mm 2A72 cannon and a PKTM machine gun. To increase the reconnaissance capabilities and effectiveness of firing, a combined sight for the gunner with a stabilized field of view is installed in the armored personnel carrier. This made it possible to increase the firing efficiency of the armored personnel carrier by 2.5 and conduct aimed fire on the move, and at night.

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