The Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus has received a new second of Chinese CS/VN3 4×4 armoured vehicles.
The Armed Forces of Belarus has received a second batch of CS/VN3 4×4 armoured vehicles from China, that was reported by voentv.mil.by.
China is donating CS/VN3 4×4 armoured vehicles to Belarus under a military technical assistance agreement between the two countries. The first batch was delivered on 21 June 2017, according to the MoD.
The new CS/VN3 is an armoured vehicle for rapid deployment and emergency operations. The vehicle has a gross vehicle weight of 8.7 tonnes and is powered by a diesel engine developing 245 hp. The maximum speed declared by the manufacturer is about 120 kilometers per hour on the road.
In 2015, China supplied the Armed Forces of Belarus with the FAW HongQi L5 (Red Banner) vehicles, while a few years earlier the country delivered DongFeng Mengshi EQ2050 cross-country vehicles known as Bogatyr.