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Army 2018: VPK displays upgraded Tigr-M vehicle

22 August 2018
VPK is displaying the upgraded Tigr 4x4 armoured vehicle at the Army 2018 exhibition. Source: Nikolai Novichkov

The Military-Industrial Company (VPK) is displaying the upgraded Tigr 4x4 armoured vehicle at the Army 2018 defence show in Kubinka, near Moscow, on 21-26 August. The upgrade is based on combat experience gained during operations in Syria.

Designated the ASN 233115 Tigr-M SpN, the upgraded vehicle is intended for reconnaissance, escort, patrol, and fire support missions. The ASN 233115 has a monocoque welded three-door hull, providing Level 1 STANAG 4569 protection against 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm steel core bullets. The vehicle, which has a laden weight of 7,932 kg, can carry up to six fully equipped soldiers and has a useful payload of 1,200 kg. The ASN 233115 is powered by a 215hp YaMZ-5347-10 multifuel turbocharged diesel engine, producing a top speed of 120 km/h and a range of 1,000 km.

The upgraded Tigr-M SpN has greater ground clearance than the baseline AMN 233114 Tigr-M, as well as a protected engine compartment. VPK told Jane’s , “Traditional less-protected seats have been replaced by anti-blast ones to increase crew survivability. There is an option to reinforce the windshield and windows with shockproof steel cages.

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