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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Boomerang IFV, BTR-7829, Bumerang IFV and VPK-7829
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 MBT, Boomerang Mortar Carrier, K-16 and K-17M
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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-17 Boomerang Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is equipped with a 30mm 2A42 automatic cannon and four Kornet-EM anti-tank missiles installed onto the Bumerang-BM unmanned turret. The K-17 infantry fighting vehicle is expected to enter service with the Russian Armed Forces in 2017. It is intended for use by both Russian Army and Russian Navy amphibious assault units.

K-17 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Ballistic Protection: 30 millimeter
Max Range: 800 kilometer (497 mile)
Power: 510 hp (380 kW)
Top Speed: 100 kph (62 mph)
Top Swimming Speed: 12 kph (6.48 knot)
Combat Weight: 20,000 kilogram (44,092 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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K-17 News

There are 10 news between
21 Apr 2015 and 5 Mar 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018Russia Developing Boomerang Wheeled Tank
Saturday, August 26, 2017Russia Developing Amphibious Variant of K-17 Bumerang for its Naval Infantry
Tuesday, January 3, 2017Russian K-17 Wheeled Armored Vehicle to Match Tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Monday, September 26, 2016Russian Armored Vehicles to Be Fitted with Intelligent Fire Suppression System
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
Monday, April 27, 2015New Generation Russian Armored Vehicles to Conduct Network Centric Operations
Tuesday, April 21, 2015Russian Ministry of Defense Unveils Armata, Boomerang and Kurganets Armored Vehicles

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