Live firing demonstration for the K-17 Bumerang 8×8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) which takes place in the Patriotic Park exhibition center near Moscow, Russia. Currently, there is two variants of the Bumerang tested by the Russian armed forces, the K-16 which is the Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) version fitted with a remotely operated weapon station armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine and the K-17 fitted with 30mm automatic cannon and Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM)) which was demonstrated during a live firing demonstration.
The K-17 Bumerang is the IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) version in the Bumerang family which is also equipped with a remotely operated weapon station armed with a 2A42 dual-feed 30mm cannon and one 7.62 mm PKTM coaxial machine gun. Two KBP Instrument Design Bureau Kornet-EM anti-tank laser-guided missile launchers are mounted on each side of the turret. The Bumerang hull provides protection against firing of small arms and shell splinters. In addition to this, Bumerang is also equipped with bolt-on ceramic armor which offers all-around protection against 14.5 mm, armor-piercing ammunition, and artillery fragments from 152 mm rounds.
The Bumerang is new 8×8 armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the Russian Defense Company Military Industrial Company (VPK). The vehicle was unveiled for the first time during the rehearsal of military parade for the Victory Day in April 2015. The Bumerang is a new development of 8×8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier launched by the Russian defense industry to replace the old BTR family used by the Russian armed forces. The Russian military plans to deploy further versions to serve as command and control (C2), reconnaissance, electronic warfare, self-propelled artillery, armored ambulance and repair vehicles