The press service said that servicemen are currently practicing driving the new vehicles in the run-up to drills which will be held in September, where they will perform a series of combat training missions on shooting ranges of the Central Military District.
According to the press service, the Tigr-M SpN vehicles are mainly designed for reconnaissance and patrol purposes, as well as for protecting convoys and supporting army units.
The modernized Tigr features a new diesel engine, a new armored hood, an air filter installation, an increase in the number of rear passenger seats (from eight to nine) and the replacement of the bicuspid rear hatch with a large square hatch.
"In addition, the vehicle is equipped with automatically regulated tire pressure, an automatic fire suppression system, a starting preheater and a self-recovery winch," the press service said.
Main armament includes the 7.62mm Pecheneg and 12.7mm Cord machine guns, as well the 30mm Plamya (Flame) automatic mounted grenade launcher.