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Russian National Guard receives Ural-VV MRAP vehicles

02 November 2018
The Ural-VV MRAP truck. Source: Dmitry Fediushko

Russia’s National Guard (Rosgvardiya) has received Ural-VV 6×6 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles developed by the Ural Automotive Plant (Ural AZ), a Rosgvardiya source told Jane's .

“The Ural-432009 [Ural-VV] has been adopted by Rosgvardiya, and the service has already started to receive the MRAP. The vehicle is among the platforms forming the backbone of Rosgvardiya’s mobile troops,” the source said. However, the source declined to disclose the number of Ural-VVs being delivered.

The Ural-VV is based on the Ural-4320 all-terrain truck and can be supplied in two configurations – Ural-432009-31 and Ural-432009-73 – with the engine and gearbox being the difference. The vehicle can be powered by a 240hp YaMZ-238M2 or a 285hp YaMZ-53642.10 diesel engine, respectively, coupled to a manual transmission, either a five-speed YaMZ-2361 or a nine-speed ZF 9S 1310 TO.

Depending on the variant, the Ural-VV weighs 17,600 kg or 18,500 kg, has a maximum speed of 85 km/h or 90 km/h, and carries a 3,000 kg payload.

The truck features a monocoque spall liner-reinforced armoured hull with three side doors and two back doors. The vehicle is controlled by a single driver and transports up to 14 soldiers in blast-mitigating seats. The hull provides protection against 5.45 mm and 7.62 mm steel-core bullets (Level Br4), while front armour protects against armour-piercing 7.62 mm bullets (Level Br5). “The Ural-VV withstands explosion of an improvised explosive device with 2 kg of TNT,” the source said.

The Rosgvardiya’s Ural-VV MRAP trucks carry no armament, but “a remotely controlled weapon station can be installed,” the source added.

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