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Description: The BTR-80 is a 8x8 wheeled combat vehicle intended to carry infantry troops, arms and other loads on the battlefield while providing fire support thanks to a turret-mounted gun. It features lightweight armor, 9 firing ports, NBC protection, automatic fire fighting system, a central regulation of tire air pressure system, four side and two top hatches allow troops to mount/dismount quickly. Its high mobility and its reduced weight make BTR-80 suitable for amphibious and airborne operations in many environments. During amphibious operations can achieve an speed of 9 kilometers per hour crossing ranges of 12 kilometers. The BTR-80 wheeled armored vehicle entered service with the Soviet Army in 1984. Since then it has been widely exported, more than 20 countries have purchased the BTR-80 armored vehicle and its derivatives.
The BREM-K is a derivative of the proven BTR-80 8x8 armored vehicle designed to locate, retrieve, and repair damaged BTR-80 family vehicles on land and on water. The vehicle's crew consists of four-man. The BREM-K can perform battlefield surveillance day and night. It is also capable of clearance of paths for armored units and mounting/dismounting vehicle assemblies such as the turret, engine, armament, etc. The BREM-K is fully amphibious achieving a maximum swimming speed of 9 kilometers per hour.
The BREM-K equipment comprises a crane that can lift a cargo weighing up to 1.5 tons, a towing rod, a dozer blade, electric welding equipment, and cargo platform to accommodate spare parts. It is powered by a turbocharged diesel engine developing 260-hp and allowing a top speed on-road of 80 kilometers per hour. In addition to its armor, a 7.62mm machine gun with 1,500 rounds has been provided for self-defense purposes.
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