New Belarus-made Caiman 4x4 armoured vehicle will enter soon in service with Belarus army 13001172

Defense & Security News - Belarus
 
New Belarus-made Caiman 4x4 armoured vehicle will enter soon in service with Belarus army.
According to the website voentv.mil.by of Belarus, armed forces of Belarus will a receive a first batch of upgraded version of the Soviet-made BRDM-2, called Caiman. A first prototype of the vehicle will be delivered to the Belarus armed forces for trials.
     
According to the website voentv.mil.by of Belarus, armed forces of Belarus will a receive a first batch of upgraded version of the Soviet-made BRDM-2, called Caiman. A first prototype of the vehicle will be delivered to the Belarus armed forces for trials. The new Belarus-made Caiman 4x4 armoured reconnaissance vehicle
     
The Caiman 4x4 armored vehicle is based on the Soviet-made BRDM-2 4x4 reconnaissance vehicle designed in Belarus by engineers of the of "140th Repair Plant". The vehicle was unveiled in 2015 and a first public demonstration was performed during a military parade in July 2016.
 

The Caiman consists of a new design completely different compared to the old BRDM-2 and that very close to the design of the German-made Fennek 4x4 reconnaissance vehicle in service with the German and the Dutch army.

The Caiman offers more protection against mine blast explosion using a V-hull design to o increase vehicle and crew survivability by deflecting an upward directed blast from a landmine or IED Improvised Explosive Device away from the vehicle, while also presenting a sloped armor face. With this type of armour , the Caiman will offer superior protection compared to the BTR-80 8x8 armoured personnel carrier.

The Caiman is motorized with a diesel engine developing 170 hp. coupled to a five speed manual gearbox. The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed of 100 km and has a maximum cruising range of 1,000 km.

The Caiman is fully amphibious and propelled in the water thanks to two propellers mounted at the rear of the hull. The top of the vehicle can be fitted with different type of weapon station and armament according the customer requirements.
 

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