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Three new sanitary armored vehicles of the tactical level of the Lens family entered the units of the Russian military base in Tajikistan.

The equipment delivered to the compound is intended for medical units stationed in the Dushanbe and Bokhtar military camps.

Armored car “Lens” is designed to search, collect and evacuate up to six wounded soldiers from the battlefield. The car was created on the basis of KamAZ “Typhoon” with a 4×4 wheel arrangement and is equipped with a modern engine that provides a car weighing about 16 tons with a speed of more than 100 kilometers per hour.

The machine protects against all types of small arms, withstands an explosion of up to eight kilograms of TNT under the wheel. The wheels are also armored, a car with a damaged wheel can travel up to 50 km more over rough terrain.

Testing of vehicles by Russian military personnel for their intended purpose will take place during tactical and special exercises at the Lyaur and Sambuli training grounds.


The 201st military base in Tajikistan is Russia’s largest military facility outside its borders. It is located in two cities – Dushanbe and Bokhtar. It includes motorized rifle, tank, artillery, reconnaissance units, air defense, communications, radiation, chemical and biological protection units.

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