Russia Tests New Armored Vehicle

Russia is preparing its next-generation armoured personnel carrier, the BTR-22, to replace the outdated wheeled BTR-82.

The new carrier is equipped with a 30mm automatic cannon capable of firing at a rate of up to 330 rounds per minute, along with a PKTM 7.62mm machine gun.

The vehicle features a thermal imaging channel and laser rangefinder, with arrangements made for the installation of an unmanned aerial vehicle unit.

With a total weight of 20 tons, the BTR-22 comes with reinforced armour, improved mine protection and a capacity for ten soldiers.

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