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Patrol Begins! New Russian MRAPs Tested in Winter Conditions (VIDEO)

© Sputnik / Pavel Gerasimov / Go to the photo bankPatrol-A (L) and Typhoon-K (R) increased protection armored vehicles
Patrol-A (L) and Typhoon-K (R) increased protection armored vehicles - Sputnik International
Two advanced heavy armored vehicles designed for the Russian defense and law enforcement agencies recently underwent trials at a testing range near Moscow.

Two new 'Patrol' armored vehicles, designed for the Russian Interior and Defense ministries took part in a series of field tests in the Moscow Region on Thursday, December 1.

'Patrol' is a 12-tonne Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle designed for transporting personnel and equipment across rough terrain and hostile areas. Developed by Asteis, the vehicle is based on the chassis of Kamaz – a brand of Russian trucks known throughout the world for their unparalleled off-road capability, reliability and rugged efficiency.

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Sergei Ivanov, Asteis’ Test Department Chief, told Ruptly that while many of the vehicle’s technical characteristics remain classified, he can confirm that Patrol will withstand a blast of explosive device with a yield of up to 6 kilograms of TNT. Furthermore, the vehicle can operate in under extreme temperatures ranging from minus 50 to plus 50 degrees Celsius, as well as in high altitude areas of up to 4,000 meters above the sea level.

The vehicle can be employed in a wide variety of combat situations, including urban warfare. It can transport up to 10 passengers (including driver) or up to 1,500 kilograms of cargo, and can also be fitted with a weapon module to provide limited infantry support.

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