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BTR-MD Rakushka  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Total Production: 2,500
Also Known As: BTR-MDM
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Kurganmashzavod
Parent System: BMD
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1970
Total Production: ?
Family Members: 2S9, BMD-3, BMD-4, BMD-4M and Ptitselov
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Description: BMD is a family of light tracked armored vehicles designed to meet the requirements of Soviet airborne troops. These vehicles are amphibious and are equipped with NBC protection and night vision system as well as a turret-mounted gun and missile system. BMD vehicles provide fire support and mobility to airborne units. Its adjustable suspension system allows to change the vehicle's height thus cushion it better for airdrop. A single Il-76 transport aircraft is able to carry up to three BMDs.

Based on the BMP-1 armored vehicle BMD-1 was fielded with the Soviet Army in 1970. BMD-1 was followed by BMD-2. The BMD-3 was the last development made in the former Soviet Union and fielded in 1992 by the Russian Army. The BMD-4 is the last member of the BMD family. BMDs saw combat for the first time during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. BMD infantry fighting vehicle chassis has been the basis for further developments such as command post and mortar carrier vehicle.

The BTR-MD Rakushka is a tracked multi-purpose armored personnel carrier (APC) based on the BMD-4M airborne combat vehicle chassis. The BTR-MD APC has been selected by the Russian Airborne Assault Troops as part of its re-armament program beginning in 2013 through 2020. The first Rakushka will be delivered in mid-2013 and become fully operational by the end of the same year. In late December 2012, the Russian Ministry of Defense took the decision to procure around 1,000 BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka tracked airborne combat vehicles to re-equip the Airborne Forces by 2020. The new armored vehicles will replace the existing BMD-2, which are obsolete, and BMD-3 combat vehicles. The Rakushka is intended to transport up to 13 airborne troops and is equipped with a 7.62mm machine gun.

BTR-MD Rakushka Specifications

Crew: 2
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 5
Troops: 13
Dimensions
Main Gun Caliber: 7.62 millimeter
Weight
Combat Weight: 13,000 kilogram (28,660 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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BTR-MD Rakushka News

There are 5 news between
27 Dec 2012 and 2 Oct 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017Russian Airborne Troops to Get New Lotus 120mm Artillery System by 2020
Wednesday, August 24, 2016Russian Armata, Kurganets and Boomerang Armored Vehicles to Be Integrated into Rela-Time Combat Network
Friday, January 16, 2015Russian Paratroopers to Get First BMD-4M and BTR-MD Armored Vehicles in 2015
Tuesday, June 10, 2014Russian Airborne Forces Testing Rakushka Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicles
Thursday, December 27, 2012Russian Airborne Troops to Field 1,000 BMD-4M and BTR-MD Combat Vehicles Beginning in 2013

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Russia2,500
YearHoldings
20252,500
201310

Grand Total 2,5001
Protection Systems
Andromeda-D
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