KRASNODAR TERRITORY, RUSSIA – OCTOBER 17, 2017: A Tigr armored vehicle during exercises held by the Russian Southern Military District’s Special Forces units at a shooting range near the village of Molkino. Vitaly Timkiv/TASS Ðîññèÿ. Êðàñíîäàðñêèé êðàé. 18 îêòÿáðÿ 2017. Áðîíåàâòîìîáèëü “Òèãð” âî âðåìÿ òàêòèêî-ñïåöèàëüíûõ ó÷åíèé ñ ïîäðàçäåëåíèÿìè ñîåäèíåíèÿ ñïåöèàëüíîãî íàçíà÷åíèÿ Þæíîãî âîåííîãî îêðóãà íà ïîëèãîíå Ìîëüêèíî. Âèòàëèé Òèìêèâ/ÒÀÑÑ

MOSCOW, May 25. /TASS/. Russia’s Military Industrial Company has delivered over 2,000 Tigr armored vehicles to domestic and foreign customers since 2005, company CEO Alexander Krasovitsky told TASS on Monday.

“Since the serial production of Tigr armored vehicles started at the Arzamas Machine-Building Plant [part of the Military Industrial Company] in 2005, over 2,000 vehicles have been built in various configuration and delivered to Russia and 16 foreign countries,” the chief executive said.

The Tigr family of armored vehicles currently includes the Tigr-M multi-purpose vehicle, the Tigr-M SpN special-purpose vehicle, the Tigr automotive armored chassis and the Tigr special armored vehicle. In addition to ready-made armored vehicles, the Military Industrial Company also delivers the Tigr self-propelled armored chassis for creating wheeled hardware on its basis, Krasovitsky added.

A wide range of various remote-controlled combat modules can also be mounted on Tigr armored vehicles, the chief executive said.

“We installed the Israeli combat module with a large-caliber machine-gun, the French station with a 20mm gun and several Russian modules, including those with a 30mm automatic gun. However, only one remote-controlled combat module has been accepted in the Russian Army, specifically, the Arbalet-DM. The Tigr with this module has been officially accepted for its delivery to the Russian Armed Forces and is being delivered to the troops,” Krasovitsky said.

Russian-made Tigr armored vehicles have been employed in various hotspots for over ten years, the company’s chief executive said.

“Throughout all this time, the vehicles’ high performance characteristics have made it possible to successfully carry out a lot of special operations and save hundreds of lives of Russian soldiers and officers,” he said.

There were cases when the Tigr vehicles returned after accomplishing combat assignments with dozens of bullet marks on their armored hull and glass, without halting a single time in the route and bringing back all the personnel alive, Krasovitsky said.

“Thanks to their high speed characteristics, the enemy never succeeded in hitting Tigr vehicles from grenade launchers,” the company’s head added.

The Tigr armored vehicle has been further improved, taking into account the results of its combat operation, Krasovitsky said.

“The improvements were based on the analysis of suggestions and wishes of Russian servicemen who employed the vehicle in combat conditions,” the chief executive said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Stealth Is King: There Are The Best Stealth Weapons Ever Made

Key Point: A popular—possibly apocryphal—legend about the Ohio class holds that they were never detected by rival Soviet submarines and submarine detection systems. Stealth, or the idea of reducing the ability of the enemy to detect a weapon, has been around…

Why America’s World War II MK 14 Torpedo Was So Terrible

Key point: These weapons didn’t work. However, Washington had to find a fix and quickly once the war started. Any American submarine that had made contact with a Japanese task force a year or two earlier would almost certainly not have…

Meet The USS Wasp: America’s ‘Leftover’ Carrier That Was A Total Disaster

Here’s What You Need To Remember:  Although the Navy had judged her as having excellent firefight capabilities, these came up short during an actual attack. The ship was ultimately done in by out of control fires that the crew was…

Why China Will Have a Say in Any Future Korean Reunification

Key point: Beijing is the biggest spoiler in any Korean reunification. If China wanted to, it could certainly dictate some of the terms. In 648, Silla (present day Southeast of South Korea) formed an alliance with Tang China to begin its…