Belarus presented at the MILEX-2019 exhibition a new MRAP "Defender"


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The armored vehicle “Defender” is made on the commercial chassis of the MAZ-631708 car with a bonnet layout with an all-metal welded body mounted on the frame, providing 4th class protection to armor, 5th class frontal projection on glasses. The bottom of the case as it should be, V-shaped.

The car is equipped with a 400 hp engine produced by the Yaroslavl Motor Plant (YaMZ-7511), connected to the YaMZ-239 gearbox. It develops speed up to 90 km / h. Two fuel tanks with a total capacity of 200 or 350 liters provide a power reserve at a speed of 60 km / h - at least 1000 km. A number of modifications were made at the chassis, bridges were strengthened, individual elements of the transmission, gearboxes, fuel tanks, and a power plant were protected.

The armored vehicle "Defender" has a total weight of 19,800 tons. It can overcome the rise of a steepness of 30 degrees and a ford with a depth of 1.5 m. Tires 16.00R20 Bel-95 bullet-resistant with explosion-proof inserts and a system of centralized pressure control. Inside it can accommodate up to 16 fighters: two at the front and fourteen at the rear. It can be equipped with various combat modules of various classes, both with regular and with large-caliber machine guns.

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