Russia showcases its upgraded Typhoon-K armoured vehicle
Russian state media have shared images of the latest version of the Typhoon-K armoured vehicle.
The latest upgrade for the K-53949 Typhoon-K armoured personnel carrier received a new design of hull and equipped with net armor similar to the T-90M main battle tank.
The net armor is designed to improve its defenses against rocket-propelled grenades. It uses metal nodes connecting the net to disrupt the fusing of the warhead.
The K-53949 is a Russian-made modern 4×4 mine-protected armoured vehicle designed for safely transport troops and military cargoes in mine-inflated zones.
The vehicle is a special-purpose mine-resistant armoured wheeled vehicle with a combat weight of 15 tons. The vehicle accommodates two crew members and eight fully equipped troops. Its 350 hp engine produces a maximum road speed of 105 km/h. The hull features four side doors and a rear door.
According to Russia’s state-run arms broker Rosoboronexport website, the K-53949 is a highly-protected armoured vehicle with outstanding cross-country performance.