July 20, 2017
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New beginning
French, Russian firms develop new infantry combat vehicle

Ural Vagon Zavod and Renault Trucks Defense have combined their know-how to offer potential customers an infantry combat vehicle which was being presented for the first time at the Russian Expo Arms exhibit in Nijni Tagil.

This 30-tonne combat vehicle incorporates all the experience of Ural Vagon Zavod in the area of armored hulls and armaments. UVZ is the world-famous builder of the Russian T- 90 main battle tank. RTD, the French mobility specialist (VBCI, VAB, Sherpa), is supplying the power train for this 8×8 designed to offer all-terrain mobility equivalent to that of a tracked vehicle. The two companies have worked together to propose the most open, evolutionary architecture.

It should be noted that this 8×8 will be offered in several versions to take account of the requirements of the most demanding customers: troop transport vehicle (with a 57mm turret), infantry combat vehicle (with 120mm mortar or anti-tank missile), ambulance, breakdown vehicle or armored police vehicle. In terms of mobility, certain versions will
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