13 Jul '18, 8am

Russian military to receive Kurganets-25 IFV in 2019

Russian military to receive Kurganets-25 IFV in 2019

The Russian armed forces will receive the first Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for trials in 2019, an industry source told Jane's. “JSC Kurganmashzavod has signed state contracts to deliver low-rate initial production batches of these vehicles. The IFV prototypes are being prepared for comprehensive trials before the adoption of the platform,” the source said. The Kurganets-25 will gradually replace all existing IFVs in the Russian military. The vehicle's armament suite consists of a Shipunov 2A42 dual-feed 30 mm automatic cannon with an ammunition load of 500 rounds, a Kalashnikov PKTM 7.62 mm coaxial medium machine gun with an ammunition load of 2,000 rounds, and two twin Kornet anti-tank guided missile launchers in a remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS). The commander and the driver can control the RCWS. “With the integration of sophisticated computer...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/81694/russian-military-to-re...

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