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KAMRAT is a next-generation 4×4 armoured personal carrier (APC) being developed by Ukrainian Armor in collaboration with PrJSC ‘KrAZ’.
The vehicle will be the first Ukrainian APC to feature the maximum protection class PZSA-6, which is equivalent to STANAG 4569 level 3.
KAMRAT armoured vehicle design and features
The KAMRAT armoured vehicle will be based on the chassis of the KrAZ-5233 4×4 domestic off-road vehicle. It will accommodate two crew members and eight passengers.
The APC will have an overall length of 7.19m, a width of 2.55m, and height of 2.6m. It will have a gross weight of 16,400kg.
The door mechanism provided by TriMark will allow power locking of heavy-duty doors up to 300kg. All doors comply with the FMVSS 206 strength requirements.
The vehicle will be equipped with the electric shock protection, and a water-proof winch with the towing capacity of 10t. Other systems such as front and rear cameras and GPS navigation will also be fitted to the vehicle.
Made of polycarbonate materials, all lights fitted to the vehicle will be dust-, water- and chalk-resistant. The interiors of the vehicle will have full, partial camouflage and specific night lighting settings.
The APC will also be fitted with air conditioning, heater, flow ventilation, first aid kit and powder gases ventilation systems.
Armament aboard KAMRAT APC
KAMRAT will be armed with a 12.7mm Sarmat combat module, 107mm Corsar anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) and Skif man portable anti-tank missile systems.
The combat module will integrate a rotating platform with rails for firing missiles, a power unit, and a guidance system.
The Corsar ATGM can engage land-based targets including tanks, armoured vehicles, and combat reconnaissance vehicles, as well as aerial targets such as helicopters and unmanned aircraft.
The PZSA-6 classification will enable the vehicle to protect its crew against 7.62mm rounds fired from a distance of 10m. The armour glass will offer similar protection such as the main armour.
The APC will feature wall-mounted blast protection and shock-absorbing seats equipped with advanced energy damper attenuation system.
The vehicle will provide improved safety as it will be fitted with a new mine protection bar which will protect the crew from explosions under its hull. It can survive the blast of 8kg TNT under the wheel or bottom.
KAMRAT APC will have filter ventilation systems for protecting the occupants from natural pollutants and the weapons of mass destruction (WMD). It will be fitted with fire extinguishing system with ultraviolet and infrared detectors.
KAMRAT engine and mobility
The armoured vehicle will be equipped with a six-cylinder turbocharged engine, which will offer a maximum power of 380hp and torque of 1460Nm. The vehicle’s engine will be fitted with extra armour plates for protection against 7.62mm rounds.
KAMRAT will have the capacity to hold up to 350l of fuel. The power-plant will allow the vehicle to run at a speed of 100km/h.
The vehicle will be installed with a centralised tire inflation system which will allow the driver to manage tire pressure without leaving the cabin. The system will allow the vehicle to traverse on rough terrains by automatically maintaining the tire pressure. It will also shut off wheel from the system, in the event of considerable damage.
The KAMRAT APC will also be fitted with run-flat system which will allow the vehicle to operate for up to 50km at 30km/h speed, in the event of puncture or loss of air pressure.
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