Belarus to buy Russian BTR-82 Armoured Personnel Carrier.
Belarus and Russia on Russia Arms Expo exhibition in Nizhny Tagil have signed a contract for the supply of party BTR-82A in the Armed Forces of Belarus. This was announced by Deputy Chief of Armaments of the Armed Forces of Belarus Major General Sergei Simonenko.
The BTR-82A Armoured Personnel Carriers will be on land of the Belarusian Armed Forces in 2016.
The BTR-82A is an advanced 8×8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) being manufactured by Military Industrial Company of Russia for use by the armies of Russia and Kazakhstan.
The BTR-82A APC was developed based on the design of BTR-80A. The vehicle offers improved protection capabilities than its predecessor.
The APC measures 7.65m in length, 2.9m in width and 2.8m in height. It has a weight of 15,400kg and accommodates up to three crew and seven troops. The cabin is fitted with new seats and air-conditioning system to provide more comfort for the occupants.