Rosoboronexport launches ambush-resistant armored vehicle, Typhoon-K

Typhoon K-53949. Photo: Disclosure
Typhoon K-53949. Photo: Disclosure

Rosoboronexport (part of the Russian company, Rostec State Corporation) has begun promoting the new Typhoon K-53949 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle to foreign markets.

According to the company, the armored vehicle from the Typhoon-K family, assembled exclusively from Russian-made components, has proven to be a reliable and highly protected personnel carrier. The Typhoon-K is in service with the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and has proven its performance in real operating and combat conditions.
In addition, many of Rosoboronexport’s partners are operating armored vehicles based on this family of vehicles and give them positive feedback”, said the general director of Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheev.

“This MRAP vehicle is of great interest to countries in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and former USSR. The independence from foreign components in the production of the Typhoon-K gives us and our partners confidence in the timely and complete after-sales service of the supplied vehicles, their modernization and development.”

Typhoon K-53949. Photo: Disclosure
Typhoon K-53949. Photo: Disclosure

All models in the Typhoon-K family are equipped with an onboard information management system, a central tire inflation system, bulletproof tires, a full video surveillance system, an automatic fire extinguishing system, and a diesel auxiliary power unit (APU). In addition, remotely controlled weapon stations with stabilized armament can be mounted on them. The armament set varies according to customer needs.

The 4×4 vehicles are equipped with an articulated ramp at the rear to allow troops to board and disembark from them quickly and easily.

The vast experience in the development and operation of army vehicles was complemented by new design approaches and cutting-edge technologies of protection against the most dangerous threats.

The Typhoon K-53949 armored vehicles stand out for their enhanced mine and ballistic protection corresponding to NATO STANAG Level 3 4569, with the possibility of reinforcing it to Level 4.

A high level of protection is provided by composite armor, including an armored hull and additional armor plates with ceramic elements, as well as a simplified hull design and removable anti-mine plates. The troop seats have a suspended system of attachment to the ceiling, are equipped with explosion energy-absorbing elements, safety belts, and headrests for head fixation. In addition, the designers provided for the possibility of installing additional protection – spall liners, as well as special articulated mats to increase the level of protection against anti-tank grenade launchers.

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