Kurganets-25 is a universal crawler platform, on the basis of which it is planned to create a tracked armored personnel carrier BTR-10 B (GABTU Index - Object 693). The platform is designed in a modular fashion, that allows you to facilitate and accelerate the production and repair of armored vehicles at its base. It is expected to begin production for the development of the military operation with the 2015 year and serial production 2017.
APC B-10 – video
Engine-transmission compartment platform arranged in front of the housing and shifted to the right to increase the machine layout. To unload the landing ramp used with an additional door in it. Machine weight will be about 25 tonnes. Passive armor will complement active protection system on the tower. Ammunition and weapons are isolated from the landing and the crew. The crew consists of three people. The troop compartment is designed for eight people. hydropneumatic suspension, Variable ground clearance of 100 to 500 mm.
BTR platform is equipped with a remote-controlled weapon station universal machine gun. combat module movement is carried out computer-controlled motors. Combat unit can be controlled by the machine gunner and commander. Universal fighting module, due to robotics, able to follow the target and independently conduct the firing object to its destruction, the operator only needs to specify the purpose of, then the computer will itself lead tracking it. The machine is also equipped with surveillance cameras the surroundings. The rear door is present for the AK embrasure.
Beginning with 2015 Year party machines sent to the Russian armed forces for the development of the military operation. The disadvantage of the military machine called a high profile. Despite, that the profile height "Kurgantsy" approximately the same, like their Western counterparts(on 48 mm above the, than the M2 Bradley and 580 mm below, than those of the German Puma), and with them to equal the thickness of armor, Russian military traditionally prefer machines with a low profile, called it "a dream rocket launcher". Because of this, time for completion of the research and development work (NIOKR) at an average track platform "kurganets-25" were shifted to a year. According to the first vice-president and co-owner of the concern "Tractor Plants" Albert tanks, State tests will begin in 2017 year due to the completion of the machine Profile.
Photo BTR B-10
Machine Gun weapon station