Ministry Defense of Uzbekistan has accepted the next batch of Russian-made 4×4 KamAZ-53949 “Typhoon K” armored vehicles.
“Typhoon-K” armored vehicle was admitted to the armament at a ceremony in a military unit in Surkhandarya Province.
Uzbekistan is the first external user of “Typhoon-K” armored vehicle.
Kamaz-53949 “Typhoon-K” accommodates two crew members and eight fully equipped troops. The hull features four side doors and a rear door. The roof is fitted with two hatches for observation, firing and emergency exit purposes.
The Kamaz-53949 vehicle measures 6.7m-long, 2.5m-wide and 2.8m-high. It has a curb weight of 13,700kg and can carry a payload of 2,000kg.
The vehicle protects the occupants from 14.5mm-calibre ammunition, armour-piercing rounds and incendiary rounds. It can withstand the impact of 8kg TNT explosion under the floor and 10kg TNT explosion under the wheels. The vehicle offers STANAG 4569 level III protection against anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, as well as improvised explosive devices (IED’s).