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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 Infauna is a multirole electronic warfare (EW) vehicle designed to meet the requirements of the Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) for a radio-frequency jammer capable of neutralizing a variety of threats. The Infauna has been developed based on the combat proven BTR-80 wheeled 8x8 armored vehicle. The primary target of this electronic countermeasures (ECM) system are radio-controlled mines and improvised explosive devices. Besides, its powerful jammer is also capable of taking out the enemy's tactical radio communication systems. The VDV accepted the first four vehicles into active service in early July 2012 after completing field evaluation which started in early 2012.
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