Russia's Military Vehicles Manufacturer Says Developed New Lightweight Armored Car Strela
Faizan Hashmi 29 days ago Mon 13th July 2020 | 05:20 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th July, 2020) Russia has developed a cutting-edge Strela armored cross-country vehicle that is twice as light as the Tigr-type vehicles and has a higher speed, as well as better mine protection, Alexander Krasovitsky, the director general of Military Industrial Company (VPK), an armored military vehicles manufacturer, told Sputnik on Monday.
"Being proactive, we have developed and manufactured an experimental prototype of the new VPK-Strela type armored car that weighs 4.7 tons, which is almost two times less than the Tigr-type vehicles [about 8 tonnes]. The car is equipped with second-tier ballistic protection per GTE 126.96.36.199 [the General Technical Requirements for armor protection of cars, the second tier means it can withstand shots from AK-74, AKM assault rifles, and SVD sniper rifle], the maximum speed on the highway is up to 155 kilometers per hour [96 miles per hour].
Strela is designed to transport cargo and personnel, while also capable of being deployed as a command vehicle or a service vehicle by various agencies. The vehicle can be equipped with various weapons systems and special equipment, and is said to be made of only Russia-manufactured parts.