Boomerang Air Defense  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Arzamas Machine Building Plant and Military Industrial Company
Parent System: Boomerang
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Boomerang Mortar Carrier, K-16 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 Boomerang Air Defense is a modification featuring a 57mm cannon intended to engage low altitude flying aircraft, drones and cruise missiles.

Boomerang Air Defense Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Cannons: 1
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Dimensions
Main Gun Caliber: 57 millimeter
Performance
Max Range: 800 kilometer
Power
Power: 510 hp (380 kW)
Speed
Top Speed: 100 kph (27.8 mps)
Weight
Combat Weight: 20,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total ?1
Cannons & Gear
57mm Automatic Cannonx1
Protection Systems
Andromeda-D
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