Russian defense ministry has made the decision to develop a new multi-purpose unified engineering armoured vehicle of the new generation.
The new vehicle will bear a machine gun, means of radio electronic combat and GLONASS system. Previously other types of vehicles were developed for mountain areas.
The roader has the task to secure the troops movement, even under the enemy’s fire.
Besides the vehicle will have different road-building equipment to provide for its functions. The new vehicle will be able to work in water and in temperatures of —40 до +40C.
This project costs about 350 mln roubles for three years, the first trials will be executed in 2017.
The new vehicle is designed to work with two soldiers onboard. The manned unit is designed to host at least ten engineer soldier.