The Russian Southern Military District stationed in Chechnya has received Linza (Lens) mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) medical evacuation (medevac) vehicles. Linza is a medevac version of Typhoon using the K-53949 chassis Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicles. The Linza features a device to evacuate wounded soldiers from other vehicles’ hatches, a hard stretcher to carry soldiers with back injuries, and can transport up to 10 wounded soldiers. Russian company Remdiesel is continuing development of the K-53949 Taifun-K MRAP family, which is intended for land forces. The Taifun K-53949 now comprises two more vehicles: a self-propelled anti-tank guided missile (SPATGM) system and a medevac version.
Typhoon is a Russian family of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicles in service since 2014. Around 120 Russian companies including KamAZ, Gaz-Group, Remdiesel and Bauman University, etc. are taking part in Typhoon program. The main aim of the program is to design a fundamentally new unified platform for all Russian armored wheeled vehicles. The Typhoon family of armored vehicles is intended for the troop transport (armoured personnel carrier) role, and through the installation of various special equipment or weapon modules allows its use in specialized roles such as self propelled anti-aircraft artillery, unmanned aerial vehicles carriers, cranes, tow trucks and others.