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12:22 PM, June 6, 2018
Russia To Unveil Kurganets-25 Infantry Fighting Vehicle At Expo Army-2018
Russia To Unveil Kurganets-25 Infantry Fighting Vehicle At ARMY 2018. Image: Russian MOD

Russia will unveil the new Kurganets infantry fighting vehicle at the ARMY 2018 International Military and Technical Forum this summer, the Russian defense ministry said Tuesday.

The new Kurganets-25 tracked IFV is designed for transporting personnel, increasing manoeuvrability of the troops, providing them with armament and protection on the battlefield. The new vehicle will replace existing IFVs which are in service with the Russian Armed Forces.

Developed by the Russian Defense Company Kurgan Machine-Building Plant, the Kurganets-25 was first introduced to the public during the military parade in Moscow for the Victory Day, 2015.

The Kurganets-25 IFV is equipped with a remote controlled multi-purpose weapon station with the 30mm 2A42 automated gun with selective ammunition supply (ammo load – 500 rounds), the 7.62mm Kalashnikov modernized tank machine gun (ammo load – 2,000 rounds), and two twin launchers for Kornet ATGM.

The IFV is also equipped with the outside surveillance cameras. The vehicle is modular-constructed so its production can be facilitated and accelerated.