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VPK unveils Strela 4×4 tactical armoured vehicle

Russia's Military Industrial Company (VPK) has developed a concept for a new family of light tactical vehicles on its own initiative, VPK director general Alexander Krasovitskiy told Janes on 15 July.

Strela 4Ɨ4 multipurpose air-transportable armoured vehicle. (Nikolai Novichkov)

Strela 4Ɨ4 multipurpose air-transportable armoured vehicle. (Nikolai Novichkov)

The Strela (Arrow) 4Ɨ4 multipurpose air-transportable armoured platform can be configured as a command-and-control, protected transport, or patrol vehicle. It carries up to eight servicemen, including the driver, depending on the configuration.

The platform uses advanced commercial-off-the-shelf components of the GAZ vehicle family, which Russian industry plans to mass produce. The Strela features a modular design and has only Russian-made subsystems.

ā€VPK enterprises will produce the vehicle, with JSC Arzamas Machinebuilding Plant responsible for final assembly [and] have the capacity to produce over 500 platforms a year,ā€ said Krasovitskiy.

The 4.7-tonne Strela is 4.7 m long, 2.2 m wide, and 2.1 m high. It is powered by a 2.8-litre 200 hp diesel engine, producing a top road speed of 155 km/h and a range of 1,000 km. It has a five-stage mechanical or six-stage automatic gearbox. The Strela has an independent front suspension and rear spring suspension.


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