Belgium’s defense online magazine, the Army Recognition, has reported that the Russian Airborne Troops formally inducted the Toros 4×4 armored vehicle.
According to the Army Recognition, the Toros is a family of armored vehicles developed as a private venture for the needs of the Armed forces, Law enforcement and EMERCOM by the Russian consortium “INTRALL” and UAMZ Group.
The Toros can be dropped from various military transport aircraft with special paratroopers platform. Once on the ground, it will provide airborne troops with fire support, reconnaissance and cargo capabilities. It can also be armed with a sole machine gun or an automatic grenade launcher.
Based on a BTR-60 chassis, the Toros can accommodate a crew of eight soldiers and a crew of two. The Toros has a length of 5.125 m, a width of 2.447 m and a height of 2.365 m.
The combat weight of the 4×4 Toros is 6.8 tonnes, although the weight can fluctuate depending on the weapon fit and armour package.
The vehicle is fitted with a a 4.7-liter turbodiesel of Minsk Motor Plant with an output of 136 hp and 460 Nm of torque (at 2200 rev/min). Transmission is a five-speed automatic. It provides a maximum road speed of 85 km/h and an operational road range of 1,000 km.