Russia Demos New DUBM Remote-Controlled Combat Module on BTR-82 APC
Russia Demos New DUBM Remote-Controlled Combat Module on BTR-82 APC

Russia Demos New DUBM Remote-Controlled Combat Module on BTR-82 APC

The Military Industrial Company LLC (Voyenno-promyshlennaya kompaniya, VPK) demonstrated a new remote-controlled combat module (DUBM) mounted on a BTR-82 armored personnel carrier (APC) to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The new combat module with a 30-mm automatic cannon and a 7.62-mm coaxial machine gun) can be installed on modernized infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, other combat and special vehicles, combat boats, light warships, stationary checkpoints and firing points. The new thermal imaging channel has improved the detection range of BMP-BTR-type targets at night as well as in poor visibility conditions (dust, rain, snow, fog) from 1,200 m to 3,000 m. All targets were successfully hit from the first rounds.

DUBM BTR-BM is equipped with an automated fire control system. It includes a ballistic computer, a two-plane weapon stabilizer and electric guidance drives, a combined (day-night) gunner’s sighting system with independent line-of-sight stabilization with television, thermal imaging, laser rangefinder channels and an ATGM control channel, as well as an automatic target tracking. To observe the terrain and sighting combat module is equipped with television and thermal sight with laser rangefinder. In the future, can be installed virtually any DUBM with a machine gun 12.7 mm or 14.5 mm, as well as automatic grenade launcher caliber 30 mm AH-17A or 40 mm AGS-40.

Military Industrial Company LLC is a Russian manufacturer of armored military vehicles, including armored personnel carriers. It was established in 2006, and is based in Moscow. Military Industrial Company’s products include the BTR-82 armored personnel carrier, VPK-233136, VPK-3924, VPK-3927 Volk, and the VPK-7829 Bumerang APC etc. BTR-82 is latest production version of BTR-80 with improved armour, spall liners and a more powerful engine of 300 hp. The original armament is retained but is now installed in the BPPU turret of the BTR-80A/BTR-82A. The BTR-80 (Bronyetransportyor, Armoured Transporter) is an 8×8 wheeled amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) designed in the USSR.

Russia Demos New DUBM Remote-Controlled Combat Module on BTR-82 APC