K-16  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Boomerang APC and Bumerang APC
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Arzamas Machine Building Plant and Military Industrial Company
Parent System: Boomerang
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Boomerang Air Defense, Boomerang Mortar Carrier and K-17
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Description: The VPK-7829 Boomerang is a flexible amphibious, 8x8 wheeled combat vehicle family designed as the replacement for the BTR-80 and BTR-82 armored vehicles within the Russian Army and developed by the Military Industrial Company starting in November 2011. The new vehicle's multipurpose and flexibility characteristics allow it to serve as armored personnel carrier (APC), tank or self-propelled gun. The design of the new vehicle family focuses on surviving mine detonation and armor protection against small arms and small-caliber munitions as well as fragments of large caliber shells. The 15-20 ton vehicle is powered by a 510-hp diesel engine allowing a top speed of 100 kph for up to 800 kilometers. Besides, it is fitted with two waterjets for operation on water. The Russian Army expects to take delivery of the first Boomerang armored personnel carrier prototype in 2013 and mass production should start in 2015-2017 at Arzamas Machine-Building Plant.

The Boomerang vehicle family engines are placed at the front section with the troops being loaded up from behind using a ramp thus maximizing crew survivability and protection. The K-16 APC and the K-17 IFV are the two launch variants planned for entry into active duty in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The Russian military plans to deploy further versions to serve as command and control (C2), reconnaissance, electronic warfare, self-propelled artillery, armored ambulance and repair vehicles.

The K-16 Boomerang Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is equipped with a small unmanned turret featuring a sensor array and a 12.5mm machine gun. The K-16 is expected to enter service with the Russian Armed Forces by the end of 2016. It is intended for use by both Russian Army and Russian Navy amphibious assault units.

K-16 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Dimensions
Main Gun Caliber: 12.5 millimeter
Performance
Ballistic Protection: 30 millimeter
Max Range: 800 kilometer (497 mile)
Power
Power: 510 hp (380 kW)
Speed
Top Speed: 100 kph (62 mph)
Top Swimming Speed: 2 kph (1.08 knot)
Weight
Combat Weight: 20,000 kilogram (44,092 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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K-16 News

There are 7 news between
8 Feb 2016 and 28 Sep 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016Russia to Develop Mine-Clearance Robotic Vehicle Based upon Armata or Boomerang Platforms
Monday, September 26, 2016Russian Armored Vehicles to Be Fitted with Intelligent Fire Suppression System
Monday, September 19, 2016Russia Tanks to Be Equipped with Smokescreen Against Controlled and Laser-Guided Missiles
Wednesday, August 24, 2016Russian Armata, Kurganets and Boomerang Armored Vehicles to Be Integrated into Rela-Time Combat Network
Sunday, August 21, 2016New Russian Army Armored Vehicles to Receive Slat Armor Against Tandem Warheads
Monday, July 11, 2016K-16 and K-17 Wheeled Armored Vehicles Ready to Enter Service with the Russian Military
Monday, February 8, 2016Russian Army Testing Bumerang Armored Vehicle

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