BANGKOK (Sputnik) – Russia has completed the deliveries of BTR-80 amphibious armored personnel carriers (APC) to UN peacekeepers in Bangladesh, the APC manufacturer, Military Industrial Company (MIC) told Sputnik during the Defense & Security 2017 exhibition.
Previously, some media reported that Russia and Bangladesh in 2014 concluded a major contract for the delivery of about 330 armored personnel carriers BTR-80.
BTR-80 — an armored personnel carrier created in the early 1980s. It is an upgraded version of the BTR-70. It is designed to transport soldiers, fire support personnel in battle, to attack manpower, to fight anti-tank weapons and lightly armored vehicles of the enemy. The machine is equipped with a large-caliber (14.5 mm) machine gun, a 7.62 mm machine gun and a smoke grenade launch system.